atmosphere

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…

4 years 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…

4 years 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…

6 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…

6 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…

6 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…

7 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…

7 years ago

Gravity Waves On Pluto?

The changing brightness of the haze layers in Pluto's nitrogen atmosphere are caused by atmospheric gravity waves, according to data…

7 years ago

Are there Storms on the Moon?

We’re always concerned about the weather here on Earth, but what about the Moon? Is there any weather up there…

7 years ago

How Do We Terraform The Moon?

Given its proximity to Earth and our history of exploring it, colonizing and terraforming the Moon could be much easier…

7 years ago