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Monday, May 17, 2010

Lunar Temperatures, Back in the Day



Apollo 15 left a temperature probe on the Moon which reported temps from 1971 to 1975.  The Moon was warming.  But we all know local weather is not climate.  And remember- they drove an SUV around there. 






This likely has nothing to do with the fading ice caps on Mars, or Neptune changing its reflectivity, Neptune’s moon Triton increasing in temperature by a whopping 5%, Pluto’s atmospheric pressure tripling due to higher temperatures, or the recently-ended Solar Grand Max:

(Why, Oh, Why do folks insist on drawing linear trend-lines through clearly non-linear data?)

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