Atmosphere

solar storms

Weekend Solar Storm May Create Auroras As Far South As Vancouver and NYC

The Sun is getting grumpy again after years of relative peace.
Becky Ferreira
18 hours ago
Atmosphere

Earth’s Atmosphere Stretches Far Beyond the Moon, Scientists Find

A group of researchers discovered that Earth’s atmosphere extends almost twice the distance to the Moon after analyzing data gathered in the 1990s.
Rob Dozier
2.21.19
Atmospheric science

Chinese and Russian Scientists Teamed Up to Manipulate the Earth’s Atmosphere

The two countries were responsible for disrupting the planet’s ionosphere in a series of experiments this June.
Sarah Emerson
12.19.18
exoplanets

This Alien World Is Evaporating Faster Than Any Known Planet

“In only a few billion years from now, half of the planet may be gone.”
Becky Ferreira
12.14.18
ozone layer

China’s Construction Industry Is Putting Earth’s Ozone Layer Back At Risk

A rise in atmospheric levels of CFC-11, a substance banned by the Montreal Protocol, prompted environmental investigators to find the source.
Becky Ferreira
7.9.18
venus

The Atmosphere of Venus Is So Thick It Pushes On Mountains to Change How Fast the Planet Spins

Venus’ varying rotational period has always been a mystery for astronomers, but computer simulations show that it may have to do with the planet’s viscous atmosphere on mountains.
Daniel Oberhaus
6.19.18
propulsion

Scientists Successfully Test an Air-Breathing Satellite Thruster

How to make atmospheric drag work for satellites, instead of against them.
Becky Ferreira
3.7.18
Simulations

Gaze Deeply Into This NASA Visualization of Global Aerosol Movements

Turns out Earth is just a big lava lamp.
Michael Byrne
12.12.17
Atmosphere

Goodbye World: We’ve Passed the Carbon Tipping Point For Good

Atmospheric carbon levels are probably stuck at 400 parts per million, scientists say.
Sarah Emerson
9.28.16
nasa

Jupiter’s Shadow Freezes Io’s Atmosphere Solid Every Day

Jupiter, you make a better door than a window.
Becky Ferreira
8.3.16
News

How the Moon Makes it Rain (Less)

For the first time scientists find convincing evidence that the tidal force of the moon influences rainfall, if only a little.
Daniel Oberhaus
1.30.16
ALIENS

We Should Look for Orange Exoplanets Because That's What Earth Used to Look Like

A researcher has shown that the search for habitable planets should perhaps be broader.
Amy Thompson
11.19.15
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