Asteroid Bennu – October 21, 2020

Asteroid Bennu – October 21, 2020

Asteroid Bennu – October 21, 2020   It’s an exciting time in the realm of space exploration! Yesterday, NASA made history as its spacecraft, the OSIRIS-REx (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer) performed a...
Kilimanjaro – October 14, 2020

Kilimanjaro – October 14, 2020

Kilimanjaro – October 14, 2020   On Sunday afternoon, a fire suddenly erupted on the slopes of Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa, with high winds contributing to its rapid growth and spread. Investigators recently discovered that it was started accidentally...
Historic Hurricane Delta – October 7, 2020

Historic Hurricane Delta – October 7, 2020

Historic Hurricane Delta – October 7, 2020   The 2020 hurricane season in the Atlantic Ocean has been a very active one, seeing 25 named storms (the average for a season is 12). And it’s still not over, as the season doesn’t officially end until November...
Fire: The Climate Connection – September 30, 2020

Fire: The Climate Connection – September 30, 2020

Fire: The Climate Connection – September 30, 2020   As we’ve gathered more data and evidence these last few years on the global impacts of climate change, a new field has emerged: extreme-event attribution, which investigates if and to what extent climate...
Conglomerates! – September 23, 2020

Conglomerates! – September 23, 2020

Conglomerates! – September 23, 2020   Yesterday Ricardo and I climbed Challenger Point (14,081 ft.), a 12.5 mile round-trip hike with 5400 vertical feet of gain. As a geologist, I always love to look at the rocks that we’re climbing and this peak was no...