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NASA Approves Heliophysics Missions to Explore Sun, Earth’s Aurora

NASA has approved two heliophysics missions to explore the Sun and the system that drives space weather near Earth. Together, NASA’s contribution to the...

Tiny NASA Satellite Captures First Image of Clouds and Aerosols

The Hyper-Angular Rainbow Polarimeter (HARP) CubeSat achieved “first light” on April 16. The tiny satellite sent back its very first image over Europe with...

New data explains how Pluto’s haze is formed from the faint...

When the New Horizons spacecraft passed by Pluto in 2015, one of the many fascinating features its images revealed was that this small, frigid...

Air quality has significantly improved due to the COVID-19 lockdowns

Since the lockdowns in response to the COVID-19 pandemic began, the level of two major air pollutants has decreased dramatically, but new research has...

Scientists modeled the atmosphere of mars to understand habitability

A scientist at Southwestern Research Institute created an atmospheric model on Mars to determine that the saltwater bag on the Red Planet could not...

Shedding new light on the ocean’s living carbon pump

Phytoplankton play a crucial role in ocean biology and climate. Understanding the natural processes that influence phytoplankton primary production, and how they are changing...

The closest known brown dwarf Luhman 16A have atmosphere similar to...

A team of astronomers has discovered that the closest known brown dwarf, Luhman 16A, shows signs of cloud bands similar to those seen on...

A new platform to monitor methane emissions around the world

Methane is the second most important greenhouse gas and its concentration in the atmosphere is currently increasing at a rate of around 1% per...

The next-generation telescopes might look first for hydrogen atmospheres

As new and more powerful telescopes blink on in the next few years, astronomers will be able to aim the megascopes at nearby exoplanets,...

NASA analyze the atmosphere of Super-Hot Planet WASP-79b

The weather forecast for the giant, super-hot, Jupiter-size planet WASP-79b is steamy humidity, scattered clouds, iron rain and yellow skies. NASA's Hubble Space Telescope teamed...

Spacecraft unveil what keeps Venus’s atmosphere rotating much faster

An international research team led by Takeshi Horinouchi of Hokkaido University has revealed that this ‘super-rotation’ is maintained near the equator by atmospheric tidal...

Researchers use ‘hot Jupiter’ data to mine exoplanet chemistry

After spotting a curious pattern in scientific papers – they described exoplanets as being cooler than expected – Cornell astronomers have improved a mathematical...

EXPRES looks to the skies of a scorching, distant planet

Yale technology is giving astronomers a closer look at the atmosphere of a distant planet where it’s so hot the air contains vaporized metals. The...

South Asia faces increased double-threat of extreme heat, extreme pollution

Scientists know that extreme heat has a negative impact on the human body — causing distress in the respiratory and cardiovascular systems. They also...

Marine heatwaves and their impact on marine mammals

n recent years, anomalously warm ocean temperatures known as “marine heatwaves” have sparked considerable attention and concern around the world. Marine heatwaves (MHW) occur when...

Carbon dioxide sensor can lower energy use, reduce utility costs

Walk in a room, the light goes on. Most people are familiar with the motion sensors that detect activity and then turn on the...

Children face three times more air pollution during the school run

In a study published by the journal Science of the Total Environment, experts from the University of Surrey’s world-renowned Global Centre for Clean Air...

NASA Observes Earth Day With Downloadable Art

When Apollo 8 astronaut William Anders snapped the iconic Earthrise image, it captured the imagination of the people on Earth and helped to inspire...

Dust devils may roam hydrocarbon dunes on Saturn’s moon Titan

Meteorological conditions on Saturn’s large moon Titan, the strange, distant world that may be the most Earth-like in the solar system, appear conducive to...

NASA Data Aids Ozone Hole’s Journey to Recovery

On Sept. 16, 1987, policymakers and scientists from around the world gathered at the International Civil Aviation Organization’s headquarters in Montreal, preparing to take...

Earth-Size, Habitable Zone Planet Found Hidden in Early NASA Kepler Data

A team of transatlantic scientists, using reanalyzed data from NASA’s Kepler space telescope, has discovered an Earth-size exoplanet orbiting in its star's habitable zone,...

New images reveal fine threads of million-degree plasma woven throughout the...

Newly released images of the Sun have revealed that its outer layer is filled with previously unseen, incredibly fine magnetic threads filled with extremely...

In a First, NASA Measures Wind Speed on a Brown Dwarf

For the first time, scientists have directly measured wind speed on a brown dwarf, an object larger than Jupiter (the largest planet in our...

Scientists propose explanation for night sky glow of STEVE

Researchers have just published a theory of what powers the celestial phenomenon known as STEVE, the aurora-like glow amateur sky-watchers brought to scientists’ attention...

Data From NASA’s Cassini May Explain Saturn’s Atmospheric Mystery

The upper layers in the atmospheres of gas giants - Saturn, Jupiter, Uranus and Neptune - are hot, just like Earth's. But unlike Earth,...

NASA Selects Mission to Study Causes of Giant Solar Particle Storms

NASA has selected a new mission to study how the Sun generates and releases giant space weather storms - known as solar particle storms...

The right dose of geoengineering could reduce climate change risks

Stratospheric aerosol geoengineering is the idea that adding a layer of aerosol particles to the upper atmosphere can reduce climate changes caused by greenhouse...

An unusual ultra massive white dwarf with bizarre carbon rich atmosphere

An unusual ultra massive white dwarf with bizarre carbon rich atmosphere, A massive white dwarf with a strange atmosphere rich in carbon could be...

James Telescope reveals secret of the atmospheres of Uranus and Neptune

James Telescope reveals secret of the atmospheres of Uranus and Neptune, Far-flung Uranus and Neptune the ice giants of our solar system are as...

A new study shows that glacier ice walls are vital for...

A new study shows that glacier ice walls are vital for the climate, Inland Antarctic ice contains volumes of water that can raise global...

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