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NASA’s Juno Mission to Jupiter Keeps Surprising Scientists - The Atlantic
The winds at Jupiter’s surface, some of the most powerful in the solar system, influence the planet’s gravitational field, the latest observations show. This means that Jupiter’s signature, crisscrossing bands don’t just exist on the surface of the atmosphere. Jupiter’s wind flows actually extend 3,000 kilometers (about 1,860 miles) below the cloud tops, where the pressure is about 100,000 times that of the atmosphere at Earth’s surface.
TheAtlantic  space  nasa  jupiter  science  weather 
11 days ago
Book review of Political Tribes: Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations by Amy Chua - The Washington Post
We have forged a national identity that transcends tribal politics — an identity that does not belong to any subgroup, that is strong and capacious enough to hold together an incredibly diverse population, making us all Americans. This status was hard-won; it is precious.”
donaldtrump  wapo  books  tribalism  partisanship  psychology  Election2016 
25 days ago
The Military’s ‘Readiness’ Scam Worked Again – Foreign Policy
An unobtainable primacy, of course, is not the same thing as readiness.
Congress115  DonaldTrump  military  spending  strategy  budget  fp 
4 weeks ago
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