clouds

Mars

What's That Weird Cloud That's Been Looming Over Mars for Weeks?

A 930-mile-long cloud is suspended over one of Mars' volcanoes.
Becky Ferreira
10.26.18
Lasers

Scientists Want to Punch Holes in Clouds With Ultra-Hot Lasers from Space

The satellite laser communication revolution is just around the corner, but it has one especially obstinate foe—overcast weather.
Becky Ferreira
10.17.18
clouds

These Electric Blue Clouds Are Made from Ice Crystals and Meteor Debris

NASA’s PMC Turbo mission captured new views of polar mesospheric clouds from a five-day balloon flight over the Arctic.
Becky Ferreira
9.21.18
Martian weather report

Watch the Clouds Roll by on Mars With the Curiosity Rover

Evaporating water ice crystals in the Martian atmosphere create cirrus-like formations above the red planet.
Becky Ferreira
8.10.17
nasa

Watch Summer Clouds Roll Across the Skies of Saturn's Moon Titan

NASA’s Cassini orbiter wants to make its final year of service count.
Becky Ferreira
11.6.16
nasa

Venus Is a Nightmarish Hellscape, Which Is Exactly Why We Should Study It

Venus might have been Earthlike in the past, and Earth might be Venuslike in the future.
Becky Ferreira
5.19.16
News

This Flying HOLODEC Is a 3D Microscope for Clouds

Researchers have invented an airborne holographic 3D imaging device capable of capturing pictures of the microscopic droplets that clouds are made of.
Emiko Jozuka
10.1.15
climate change

How Wildfires Make Their Own Clouds

In the age of climate change, when forest fires are on the rise, the “pyro” cloud will be a more common sight in summer skies.
Matthew Braga
9.7.15
nasa

The Secret to Detecting Venusian Earthquakes: Hot-Air Balloons

The planet’s dense atmosphere is a challenge to landers, but a boon to balloons.
Becky Ferreira
4.23.15
Features

Why We Should Build Cloud Cities on Venus

"At 50 kilometers up, Venus is remarkably Earth-like, excluding the need for any serious terraforming projects."
Daniel Oberhaus and Alex Pasternack
2.2.15
winter

Why Weather Predictions Will Never Be Perfect

The blizzard predicted for the East Coast was mostly spot on, except for one area: Manhattan.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.27.15
Science

The Elusive Fifth Order Rainbow Has Been Photographed for the First Time

Until recently, no one was sure anything more than a double rainbow could ever occur in nature.
Alexandra Ossola
10.21.14
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