earth’s atmosphere

The Combination of Oxygen and Methane Could Reveal the Presence of Life on Another World

In a recent study, a pair of researchers from the Carl Sagan Institute developed a model for finding exoplanets similar…

7 months ago

A Day on Earth Used to Only Be 19 Hours

A new study has revealed that for 1 billions years, a day on Earth lasted for about 19 hours.

12 months ago

A Billion Years From now There won’t be Much Oxygen in the Earth’s Atmosphere

Breathe it while you still can. A new research study forecasts the future of oxygen in the Earth's atmosphere and…

3 years ago

Science Fiction Might Be Right After All. There Might Be Breathable Atmospheres Across the Universe

The last few years has seen an explosion of exoplanet discoveries. Some of those worlds are in what we deem…

4 years 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.

5 years 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…

5 years ago

Spinning Heat Shield Concept Could Provide a Lightweight Way to Survive Atmospheric Re-entry

A team from the University of Manchester recently tested their prototype for a spinning heat shield, a lightweight, compact design…

6 years ago

About 2.3 Billion Years Ago, a Firehose of Oxygen was Released Into the Atmosphere

According to a new study by an international team of scientists, oxygen was introduced rather rapidly to Earth's atmosphere over…

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

ESA Discovers Where All The Missing Socks Have Been Going

Thanks to the ESA's Cluster mission, scientists now know that part of the plasma found in our magnetosphere is coming…

8 years ago