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Could Life Exist in Water Droplet Worlds in Venus’ Atmosphere?

It's a measure of human ingenuity and curiosity that scientists debate the possibility of life on Venus. They established long…

3 months ago

Measuring the Atmospheres of Other Worlds to See if There are Enough Nutrients for Life

Life on Earth depends on six critical elements: Carbon, Hydrogen, Nitrogen, Oxygen, Phosphorous, and Sulfur. These elements are referred to…

3 months ago

Astronomers Find a Planet Like Jupiter, but It Doesn’t Have any Clouds

Can you picture Jupiter without any observable clouds or haze? It isn't easy since Jupiter's latitudinal cloud bands and its…

3 years ago

These Bizarre Cloud Patterns are von Kármán’s Vortices, Caused by the air Wrapping Around Tall Islands

This is an image of some of the islands that make up the nation of Cape Verde. While most in…

4 years ago

Did Pioneer See Phosphine in the Clouds of Venus Decades Ago?

The discovery of phosphine in Venus' atmosphere has generated a lot of interest. It has the potential to be a…

4 years ago

There’s One Cloud on Mars That’s Over 1800 km Long

Mars' massive cloud is back. Every year during Mars' summer solstice, a cloud of water ice forms on the leeward…

4 years ago

Astronomers Can Actually See the Clouds and Weather on Brown Dwarf 6.5 Light-Years Away

Brown dwarfs are in a tough spot. Not quite a star, not quite a planet, they occupy a place between…

4 years ago

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…

5 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…

6 years ago

NASA’s Aqua Satellite Watches Ships Crossing the Atlantic Ocean

A new image released by NASA's Aqua satellite shows a beautiful pattern of clouds created by ships criss-crossing the Atlantic…

6 years ago