Atmosphere


Iron and Titanium Detected in the Atmosphere of an Ultra-hot Exoplanet

Iron and Titanium Detected in the Atmosphere of an Ultra-hot Exoplanet

The exoplanet is blistering hot with a surface temperature of more than 4000 degrees...

Aug 18 2018, 7:39am CDT

Scientists Create Mineral That Removes Carbon Dioxide from Atmosphere

Scientists Create Mineral That Removes Carbon Dioxide from Atmosphere

Removing carbon emissions is a critical step to stop climate change...

Aug 15 2018, 7:13am CDT

NASA will Study Venus Atmosphere by Using Drones

NASA will Study Venus Atmosphere by Using Drones

NASA has recently partnered with a company to build a drone that could survive in turbulent upper atmosphere of Venus...

Jul 8 2018, 11:39pm CDT

The Venus Atmosphere is So Turbulent That It can Change the Length of the Planet’s Day

The Venus Atmosphere is So Turbulent That It can Change the Length of the Planet’s Day

Scientists have found a possible explanation for why planet Venus has different day lengths....

Jun 20 2018, 10:35pm CDT

Carbon Dioxide Levels in Atmosphere Reach New Record

Carbon Dioxide Levels in the Atmosphere Reach New Record

The average carbon dioxide in the atmosphere was 410.31 ppm for the month of April, which is the highest in recorded history...

May 5 2018, 7:08pm CDT

Eroding Mountains Release More Carbon Dioxide into the Atmosphere Than They Absorb

Eroding Mountains Release More Carbon Dioxide into the Atmosphere Than They Absorb

The latest study provides new insight into mountain-based carbon cycles...

Apr 15 2018, 7:23am CDT

NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Reveals Swirling Clouds in Jupiter’s Atmosphere

NASA’s Juno Spacecraft Reveals Swirling Clouds in Jupiter’s Atmosphere

Juno spacecraft captures a stunning view of the Jupiter's tumultuous atmosphere...

Jan 5 2018, 8:38am CST

2017 Solar Eclipse Created Bow Waves in the Earth's Atmosphere

2017 Solar Eclipse Created Bow Waves in the Earth's Atmosphere

This was the first time researchers observed the phenomenon in an unprecedented detail...

Dec 30 2017, 6:38am CST

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot Goes Really Deep into the Planet’s Atmosphere

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot Goes Really Deep into the Planet’s Atmosphere

Data collected by NASA's Juno spacecraft indicate that the iconic feature is more than 200 miles deep...

Dec 15 2017, 8:24am CST

Micrometeorides Influence Mercury’s Thin Atmosphere

Micrometeoroids Influence Mercury’s Thin Atmosphere

New study sheds more light into the atmosphere of one of the most extreme worlds in our solar systems...

Sep 30 2017, 4:42pm CDT

Glowing Water Atmosphere Detected on a Planet Beyond Solar System

Glowing Water Atmosphere Detected on a Planet Beyond Solar System

This is the first time an exoplant is found with stratosphere, a layer seen in most of our solar system planets...

Aug 3 2017, 10:29pm CDT

Water Vapor and Sulfur-Rich clouds Found in Warm Neptune Atmosphere

Water Vapor and Clouds Found in Atmosphere of Warm Neptune

Astronomers have spotted water vapor and clouds on an alien planet which goes by the name of HAT-P-26b....

May 12 2017, 6:00am CDT

Mars has Metal in its Atmosphere

Mars has Metal in its Atmosphere

NASA’s MAVEN spacecraft has managed to detect metal ions in the Martian atmosphere....

Apr 11 2017, 4:44am CDT

Atmosphere Found Around Super-Earth Exoplanet

Atmosphere Found Around Super-Earth Exoplanet

A famous exoplanet out there which resembles a super earth has been found to have an atmosphere....

Apr 7 2017, 5:57am CDT

Atmosphere Found Around Super-Earth Exoplanet

Atmosphere Found Around Super-Earth Exoplanet

A famous exoplanet out there which resembles a super earth has been found to have an atmosphere....

Apr 7 2017, 5:55am CDT

Supersonic Plasma Jets Discovered in Earth's Upper Atmosphere for the First Time

Supersonic Plasma Jets Discovered in Earth's Upper Atmosphere for the First Time

It looks to be the case that plasma jets having temperatures that reach 10,000 degrees Celsius have been detected in the ionosp...

Apr 1 2017, 11:34am CDT

The Mars Atmosphere was lost to Space According to NASA Researchers

The Mars Atmosphere was lost to Space According to NASA Researchers

Solar wind and radiation were responsible for stripping the Martian atmosphere, transforming Mars from a planet that could hav...

Mar 31 2017, 1:15am CDT

Earth-Like Planetary Waves Spotted in Sun’s Atmosphere for the First Time

Earth-Like Planetary Waves Spotted in Sun’s Atmosphere for the First Time

Just as the large-scale waves influence weather on Earth, the planetary waves of sun could help predict space weather patterns...

Mar 29 2017, 10:22am CDT

NASA Wants to Build a Magnetic Shield Around Mars to Restore its Atmosphere

NASA Wants to Build a Magnetic Shield Around Mars to Restore its Atmosphere

NASA researchers believe an artificial magnetic shield could make Mars habitable and help humanity's quest to colonize Mar...

Mar 7 2017, 6:50am CST

Solar Storms Remove Electrons From Atmosphere of Earth

Solar Storms Remove Electrons From Atmosphere of Earth

Solar storms send clouds of particles to Earth...

Mar 4 2017, 3:04am CST

How the Atmosphere and Oceans Formed?

How the Atmosphere and Oceans Formed?

New research by ANU brings new questions on how the atmosphere and oceans developed...

Mar 1 2017, 7:54am CST

Charon is Saving Pluto's Atmosphere from Decay

Charon is Saving Pluto's Atmosphere from Decay

Charon -- Pluto's moon which is more than half its diameter and orbits only 12,000 or so miles away -- is slowing down the dec...

Jan 11 2017, 11:43am CST

ExoMars Prepares to Reach its Final Orbit Through Mars Atmosphere

ExoMars Prepares to Reach its Final Orbit Through Mars Atmosphere

ExoMars will soon reach mars for its last orbit...

Dec 20 2016, 4:07am CST

NASA Visualizes CO2 in Atmosphere in 3D

NASA Visualizes CO2 in Atmosphere in 3D

NASA's new discovery reveals CO2 in atmosphere through a breathtaking video....

Dec 17 2016, 3:22am CST

NASA’s 3D Animation Reveals How Carbon Dioxide Moves Through the Atmosphere

NASA’s 3D Animation Shows How Carbon Dioxide Moves Through the Atmosphere

The stunning simulation provides one of the most realistic views yet of the carbon dioxide concentrations on a global scale...

Dec 14 2016, 12:54pm CST

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