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Clouds On Jupiter Rising Up Above the Surrounding Atmosphere

Though it looks like it to us, Jupiter's clouds do no form a flat surface. Some of its clouds rise…

3 weeks ago

As Meteorites Slice Through the Atmosphere, They’re Sculpted Into Cones

A new study reveals why many meteors, when they enter Earth's atmosphere, become cone-shaped as they heat up.

4 months ago

Screaming Sounds Sent to the Edge of Space, Confirming That… “In Space, No One Can Hear You Scream”

A unique, low-cost, and crowd-scream-sourced experiment has proven what all sci-fi movie fans know is true: In space, no one…

4 months ago

Did You Know that the Earth Loses Several Hundred Tons of Atmosphere to Space Every Day?

Scientists have known for some time that Earth's atmosphere loses several hundred tons of oxygen each day. They understand how…

11 months ago

Noctilucent Clouds Perform Delicate Dance for NASA’s Balloon-Cam

Noctilucent clouds 50 miles above the Earth in the mesosphere. A NASA mission spent five days above the Arctic photographing…

1 year ago

Mysterious Flashes Coming From Earth That Puzzled Carl Sagan Finally Have An Explanation

NASA's EPIC camera aboard NOAA's DSCOVR spacecraft solves decades old mystery that stymied Carl Sagan. Mysterious flashes are mysterious no…

3 years ago

Why Does it Rain?

Rain is part of Earth's all-important hydrological cycle, where water evaporates from the Earth's surface, condenses, and falls from the…

3 years ago

How High is Space?

Where our atmosphere ends and space begins has been the subject of debate for some time. But thanks to decades…

3 years ago

How Do We Terraform Jupiter’s Moons?

Jupiter's four largest moons - the Galileans - have long been considered as possible sites for human habitation, and even…

4 years ago

What Is The Surface of Neptune Like?

As a gas giant, Neptune has no surface, in the traditional sense. But atop its cloud layers, some pretty amazing…

4 years ago