Atmosphere

The Aerosol Conundrum

The Aerosol Conundrum

Scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have recently discovered a new reason for Earth’s warming. Apparently, aerosols are not only responsible for Earth’s cooling, but they make our planet warmer. Since human activity partially creates these particles, the new ...

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Ribbon at Edge of Solar System

Ribbon at Edge of Solar System

Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory in Las Alamos, New Mexico have discovered a ribbon of solar material collected at the very edge of the solar system. The High Energy Neutral Atom Imager on NASA’s Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) has ...

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Earth’s Atmosphere Came From Outer Space

Earth’s Atmosphere Came From Outer Space

A joint team of researchers, from the University of Manchester and the University of Houston, has discovered that the gases which formed the Earth’s atmosphere and its oceans probably come from outer space. Their recently published report challenges traditional theories ...

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Avatar’s Moon Pandora Could Be Real

Avatar’s Moon Pandora Could Be Real

NASA’s Kepler mission has excited the imagination of many astronomers, when it showed recently the potential to detect Earth-sized objects and habitable moons. In a new paper, researcher from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics suggests that stellar objects could have ...

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The Ozone Layer

The Ozone Layer

Where the ozone goes, everyone knows. This is thanks, in part, to two instruments onboard the Aura satellite that track ozone in our atmosphere: the Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) and the Microwave Limb Sounder (MLS). The ozone layer protects life ...

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MAVEN – New NASA Mission to Mars

MAVEN – New NASA Mission to Mars

The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at the University of Colorado at Boulder was selected by NASA to lead a new upcoming space mission to Mars. The Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Environment spacecraft is scheduled for launch in 2013 ...

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Hubble Extrasolar Discovery

Hubble Extrasolar Discovery

In 2003 NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope captured an image of the atmosphere of a planet orbiting another star. The findings have been published on Feb. 1 2007 in a letter to the journal Nature by researchers from the University of ...

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Weather on a Different World Discovered

Weather on a Different World Discovered

NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope has made the first measurements of the day and night temperatures of a planet outside our solar system. The infrared observatory revealed that the giant, gaseous, Jupiter-like planet revolving around its nearby sun is always as ...

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The Sea Orbiter

The Sea Orbiter

The Sea Orbiter – Designed by the French architect Jaques Rougerie, the vessel, containing various laboratories for studying marine life, will be 51 meters high, two-thirds of which will be submerged underwater. The Sea Orbiter is based on a smaller ...

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