Atmosphere


Oxygen Declining from Earth's Atmosphere faster now

Oxygen Declining from Earth's Atmosphere faster now

Driven by burning of fossil fuels, which consumes oxygen and produces carbon dioxide, the rate of oxygen decline from the Eart...

Oct 4 2016, 10:39pm CDT

Mars Crust Contributed to Makeup of its Atmosphere

Mars Crust Contributed to Makeup of its Atmosphere

Chemistry in the surface material on Mars contributed dynamically to the make-up of its atmosphere over time, a study has found...

Sep 30 2016, 3:24am CDT

Earth Atmosphere is Leaking Oxygen, Study Finds

Earth's Atmosphere is Leaking Oxygen, Study Finds

Ice cores reveal that atmospheric oxygen has declined 0.7 percent over the past 800,000 years...

Sep 25 2016, 7:45am CDT

Jupiter Moon Io's Atmosphere Collapse During Eclipse

Jupiter Moon Io's Atmosphere Collapses During Eclipse

The moon of Jupiter, Io may implode during an eclipse. This was noticed by a team of space scientists....

Aug 4 2016, 7:29am CDT

Atmosphere of Jupiter’s Moon Io’s Collapses During Eclipses

Atmosphere of Jupiter’s Moon Io’s Collapses During Eclipses

Astronomers have observed atmopsheric changes in volcanically active moon Io. It begins to deflate every time Jupiter casts its...

Aug 3 2016, 3:15am CDT

Fluctuating Atmosphere of Jupiter's Volcanic Moon Io Revealed

Fluctuating Atmosphere of Jupiter's Volcanic Moon Io Revealed

Jupiter's volcanic moon Io has a thin atmosphere that collapses in the shadow of the planet condensing as ice, say NASA-funded...

Aug 3 2016, 12:00am CDT

NASA Probe to Explore Global Atmosphere Over Oceans

NASA Probe to Explore Global Atmosphere Over Oceans

NASA is set to launch a new airborne mission to map the contours of the atmosphere as carefully as explorers once traced the l...

Jul 8 2016, 2:23am CDT

Hubble Telescope Captures Vivid Auroras in Jupiter's Atmosphere

Hubble Telescope Captures Vivid Auroras in Jupiter's Atmosphere

These observations are supported by the measurements of Juno spacecraft which is about to arrive at Jupiter....

Jul 2 2016, 7:04am CDT

Strong Electric Wind Has Stripped All Water from Venus’s Atmosphere

Strong Electric Wind Has Stripped All Water from Venus’s Atmosphere

New research suggests that electric wind is likely a major reason why Venus has virtually no water and oxygen....

Jun 21 2016, 4:19am CDT

Stunning Backlit Image Reveals Possible Cloud in Pluto's Atmopshere

Stunning Backlit Image Reveals Possible Cloud in Pluto's Atmosphere

The newly released image shows the twilight zone of Pluto and highlights certain features of the dwarf planet....

Jun 4 2016, 3:55am CDT

Curiosity Measures Seasonal Patterns in Mars Atmosphere

Curiosity Measures Seasonal Patterns in Mars Atmosphere

The local atmosphere in Mars is clear in winter, dustier in spring and summer, and windy in autumn, show measurements by NASA's...

May 14 2016, 11:19am CDT

Oldest Fossil Space Dust Shows Ancient Earth’s Oxygen-Rich Atmosphere

Oldest Space Dust Shows Ancient Earth’s Oxygen-Rich Atmosphere

The presence of space dust on the earliest micrometeorites shows our home planet’s oxygen-rich atmosphere way back then....

May 12 2016, 8:09am CDT

Earth’s Ancient Air Weighed Half of Today’s Atmosphere

Ancient Atmosphere of Earth 50 Times Thinner Than Today's

It has been found that in ancient times, the planet’s atmosphere weighed half as much as it does today....

May 11 2016, 7:29am CDT

Atomic Oxygen Detected in Martian Atmosphere

Atomic Oxygen Detected in Martian Atmosphere

Scientists have detected atomic oxygen in the Martian atmosphere for the first time since the last observation 40 years ago.Ato...

May 7 2016, 9:42am CDT

Solar flares destroyed Martian atmosphere, how prepared are we?

Solar flares destroyed Martian atmosphere, how prepared are we?

New York, April 9 (IANS) A recent NASA study has revealed that massive solar storms stripped Mars of its atmosphere. Now, scien...

Apr 9 2016, 3:50pm CDT

Scientists Examine Super-Earth Exoplanet's Atmosphere for the First Time

Scientists Examine Super-Earth Exoplanet's Atmosphere for the First Time

Study suggest that the atmosphere of exoplanet is dry without an indication of water vapor but high levels of gases like hydrog...

Feb 17 2016, 12:03am CST

How Carbon Disappeared from Mars Atmosphere?

How Did Carbon Escape from Mars' Atmosphere? Scientists Explain

Carbon isotopic measurements reveal exactly what happened to Mars' atmosphere....

Nov 25 2015, 1:37am CST

Solar Winds Stripped Mars' Atmosphere

Solar Winds Stripped Mars' Atmosphere

NASA's MAVEN (Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution) Mission has identified just how Mars has changed its climate from warm an...

Nov 5 2015, 3:48pm CST

NASA Delayed the Launch of Five Rockets to Test Winds in the Upper Atmosphere

NASA Delayed the Launch of Five Rockets to Test Winds in the Upper Atmosphere

Yesterday I mentioned that NASA was set to launch five rockets over 5 minute period to help learn what makes the wins at high a...

Mar 15 2012, 4:04pm CDT