Thursday, November 09, 2006

Looking into the Eye of a Monster

NASA Sees into the Eye of a Monster Storm on Saturn


NASA's Cassini spacecraft has seen something never before seen on another planet -- a hurricane-like storm at Saturn's south pole with a well-developed eye, ringed by towering clouds.

The "hurricane" spans a dark area inside a thick, brighter ring of clouds. It is approximately 8,000 kilometers (5,000 miles) across, or two thirds the diameter of Earth.

Eye-wall clouds are a distinguishing feature of hurricanes on Earth. They form where moist air flows inward across the ocean's surface, rising vertically and releasing a heavy rain around an interior circle of descending air that is the eye of the storm itself. Though it is uncertain whether such moist convection is driving Saturn's storm, the dark "eye" at the pole, the eye-wall clouds and the spiral arms together indicate a hurricane-like system.
Interestingly, the storm seems to be locked on to the south pole of Saturn.

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Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Woo Hoo!

Claire McCaskill's pulling ahead and she's bringing amendment 2 along with her!

Candidate Party Votes % of Votes
Talent, Jim REP 842,251 47.7% % Yes Votes Graph
McCaskill, Claire DEM 867,683 49.1% % Yes Votes Graph

Ballot Issue Name Votes % Of Votes
Constitutional Amendment No. 2 - 2006 Precincts Reporting 3075 of 3734
Stem Cell Initiative
Yes 856,509 50.1%
No 853,097 49.9%
Total Votes 1,709,606

Stem cell research is coming to Missouri!

Thanks Michael J. Fox.

Big night for the Democrats they take the House and it looks like they'll take the Senate.

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