albedo

Did Snowball Earth Happen Because of a Sudden Drop in Sunlight?

Hundreds of millions of years ago, Earth went through two episodes of severe glaciation. These two episodes—the Sturtian and the…

1 year ago

Enceladus Causes Snowfall On Other Moons of Saturn

Radar evidence shows that geysers on Enceladus are ejecting water that turns to snow. The snow not only falls back…

2 years ago

See Historic Comet BA14 Up Close In These New Radar Images

During its recent flyby of Earth, astronomers used the Goldstone radar antenna to create a remarkable series of images of…

6 years ago

This Comparison of Comet 67/P With Other Solar System Bodies Will Blow Your Mind

There’s darkness out there in the cold corners of the solar system. And we’re not talking about a Lovecraftian darkness,…

7 years ago

Goldilocks And The Habitable Zone – The Increased Place In Space

[/caption] It's referred to as the "Goldilock's Zone", but this area in space isn't meant for sleepy or hungry bears…

10 years ago

Albedo Effect

Astronomers define the reflectivity of an object in space using a term called albedo. This is the amount of electromagnetic…

12 years ago

Albedo of the Earth

The albedo of the Earth is 0.367. That's the simple answer, now here's the more complex one. Astronomers use the…

13 years ago