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solar minimum surprisingly constant Solar Minimum Surprisingly Constant
ASTRO WATCH Using more than half a century of observations, Japanese astronomers have discovered that the microwaves coming from the Sun at the minimums of the past five solar cycles... 15 minutes
heavy nitrogen molecules reveal planetary scale tug of war Heavy Nitrogen Molecules Reveal Planetary-Scale Tug-of-War
ASTRO WATCH Nature whispers its stories in a faint molecular language, and Rice University scientist Laurence Yeung and colleagues can finally tell one of those stories... 1 hour
Geoengineering the Climate Could Cause Devastating African Droughts
SPACE.COM Injecting particles into the atmosphere would deflect some of the sun’s incoming radiation, but a new study predicts it would also likely alter tropical storm patterns in the Atlantic and increase the... 3 hours
NASA sees a crazy, angry storm swirl across Jupiter - CNET
CNET Jupiter's stormy atmosphere does its best impression of a hellscape in an eye-popping Juno spacecraft image. 15 hours
Heavy nitrogen molecules reveal planetary-scale tug-of-war
PHYS.ORG Nature whispers its stories in a faint molecular language, and Rice University scientist Laurence Yeung and colleagues can finally tell one of those stories this week, thanks to a one-of-a-kind instrument that allowed them to hear... 17 hours
Groundwater depletion could be significant source of atmospheric carbon dioxide
SCIENCE DAILY Humans may be adding large amounts of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere by using groundwater faster than it is replenished, according to new research. This process, known as... 15 hours
lava or not exoplanet 55 cancri e likely to have atmosphere Lava or Not, Exoplanet 55 Cancri e Likely to Have Atmosphere
ASTRO WATCH Twice as big as Earth, the super-Earth 55 Cancri e was thought to have... 18 hours
PlayStation 4 console exclusive SOMA lands on Xbox One soon
Windows Central A few weeks ago SOMA was rated for Xbox One by the Pan European Game Information (PEGI), the European equivalent of the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB). Today,... 22 hours
Earthquakes on Venus Could Be Detected by an Atmospheric Balloon
SPACE.COM A team at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory proposes deploying a balloon in Venus’s atmosphere to detect seismic activity. 20 hours
Extreme enrichment in atmospheric 15N15N
Science Magazine Molecular nitrogen (N2) comprises three-quarters of Earth’s atmosphere and significant portions of other planetary atmospheres. We report a 19 per mil () excess of 15N15N in air relative to a random distribution of nitrogen isotopes, an enrichment that... 20 hours
A popular tool to trace Earth's oxygen history can give false positives
SCIENCE DAILY If someone cries 'Eureka!' because it looks like oxygen appeared in Earth's ancient atmosphere long before the body of evidence indicated, be careful. If... 1 day
How do atmospheric shifts affect soil-dwelling microbes?
PHYS.ORG Rising levels of carbon dioxide, ozone and other gases can affect crop growth. Microorganisms inside crops, on their roots or within nearby soil also influence crops by contributing nutrients, curbing disease and combating stresses... 1 day
Wow! Astronaut Captures Incredible View of 'Fireball' Meteor from Space (Video)
SPACE.COM While filming an incredible view of Earth from space, an astronaut aboard the International Space Station (ISS) inadvertently captured a fireball on camera as it whizzed... 1 day
A popular tool to trace Earth's oxygen history can give false positives
PHYS.ORG For researchers pursuing the primordial history of oxygen in Earth's atmosphere, a new study might sour some "Eureka!" moments. A contemporary tool used to... 1 day
pluto s hydrocarbon haze keeps dwarf planet colder than expected Pluto's Hydrocarbon Haze Keeps Dwarf Planet Colder Than Expected
ASTRO WATCH The gas composition of a planet's atmosphere generally determines how much heat gets trapped in the atmosphere. For... 2 days
On the origins of star stuff: Shedding new light on origin of anti-matter
SCIENCE DAILY Astronomers have used a high-altitude observatory in Mexico to better understand where gamma rays come from. More than 300 massive water tanks... 2 days
Lava or not, exoplanet 55 Cancri e likely to have atmosphere
PHYS.ORG Twice as big as Earth, the super-Earth 55 Cancri e was thought to have lava flows on its surface. The planet is so close to its... 2 days
Lava or not, exoplanet 55 Cancri e likely to have atmosphere
SCIENCE DAILY Twice as big as Earth, the super-Earth 55 Cancri e was thought to have lava flows on its surface. Now, a new analysis finds this planet... 2 days
Groundwater depletion could be significant source of atmospheric carbon dioxide
PHYS.ORG Humans may be adding large amounts of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere by using groundwater faster than it is replenished, according to new research. This process, known as... 2 days
Space missions locate whistling space electrons' origins
SCIENCE DAILY Plasma waves in space are likely responsible for accelerating high-energy particles into Earth's atmosphere, new research shows. 2 days
Image: Autumn fireball
PHYS.ORG VIDEO On 14 November 2017 at about 16:45 GMT a football-sized meteoroid entered Earth's atmosphere about 50 km northeast of Darmstadt, Germany. It created a bright fireball in the sky, which was seen by thousands of people in Germany, France, Switzerland,... 2 days
How to see the atmosphere
PHYS.ORG VIDEO How can you see the atmosphere? The answer is blowing in the wind. Tiny particles, known as aerosols, are carried by winds around the globe. This visualization uses data from NASA satellites combined with our knowledge of physics... 2 days
autumn fireball Autumn fireball
ESA Operations image of the week: A meteoroid as big as a football was seen by thousands as it burned up in the atmosphere over Europe in the evening of 14 November 2017 2 days
mars 2020 mission performs first supersonic parachute test Mars 2020 Mission Performs First Supersonic Parachute Test
ASTRO WATCH Landing on Mars is difficult and not always successful. Well-designed advance testing helps. An ambitious NASA Mars rover mission set... 3 days
Haze keeps Pluto cool by kicking heat out to space
SCIENCE-NEWS Pluto may be the only place in the solar system whose atmosphere is kept cool by solid hazes, not warmed by gas. 3 days
new nasa mission concept aimed at studying why planets lose their atmospheres New NASA Mission Concept Aimed at Studying Why Planets Lose their Atmospheres
ASTRO WATCH A team of NASA scientists want to use Earth as a laboratory to understand how planets lose their atmospheres and has proposed a mission... 3 days
Fossil fuel investment spells 'unsustainable future': UN chief
PHYS.ORG Continued investment in fossil fuel would deliver "an unsustainable future", UN chief Antonio Guterres warned Wednesday, saying time was running out to prevent calamitous climate change caused by atmosphere-fouling emissions. 3 days
Studying Exoplanet Atmospheres Challenges Even the Hubble Space Telescope (Video)
SPACE.COM Learn about how scientists use the Hubble Space Telescope to study exoplanet atmospheres and about the limitations of these techniques. 3 days
Pluto's hydrocarbon haze keeps dwarf planet colder than expected
SCIENCE DAILY The gas composition of a planet's atmosphere generally determines how much heat gets trapped in the atmosphere. For the dwarf planet Pluto, however, the predicted temperature based on the composition... 3 days
Mystery of Pluto's Super-Cold Weather Solved
SPACE.COM Hydrocarbon particles in Pluto's atmosphere are responsible for the dwarf planet's surprisingly low temperatures, a new study suggests. 3 days
Pluto's hydrocarbon haze keeps dwarf planet colder than expected
PHYS.ORG The gas composition of a planet's atmosphere generally determines how much heat gets trapped in the atmosphere. For the dwarf planet Pluto, however, the predicted temperature based on the composition... 3 days
FIREBIRD II and NASA mission locate whistling space electrons' origins
PHYS.ORG Scientists have long known that solar-energized particles trapped around the planet are sometimes scattered into Earth's upper atmosphere where they can contribute to beautiful auroral displays. Yet for... 3 days
NASA's Mars 2020 mission performs first supersonic parachute test
PHYS.ORG Landing on Mars is difficult and not always successful. Well-designed advance testing helps. An ambitious NASA Mars rover mission set to launch in 2020 will rely on a special parachute... 3 days
Study settles prehistoric puzzle, confirms modern link of carbon dioxide and global warming
SCIENCE DAILY Fossil leaves from Africa resolve a prehistoric climate puzzle and confirm the link between carbon dioxide and global warming. Research previously found... 4 days
Hot, Hotter, Hottest! See the Sun from Its Surface to Upper Atmosphere
SPACE.COM This colorful sequence of images profiles the sun from surface to upper atmosphere. 4 days
New NASA mission concept aimed at studying why planets lose their atmospheres
PHYS.ORG A team of NASA scientists want to use Earth as a laboratory to understand how planets lose their atmospheres and has proposed a mission... 4 days
dream chaser spacecraft conducts successful free flight test Dream Chaser Spacecraft Conducts Successful Free-Flight Test
ASTRO WATCH Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) announced a successful atmospheric Free-Flight test of its Dream Chaser spacecraft, signaling the program is another achievement closer... 4 days
Study settles prehistoric puzzle, confirms modern link of carbon dioxide, global warming
PHYS.ORG Fossil leaves from Africa have resolved a prehistoric climate puzzle—and also confirm the link between carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and global warming. 4 days
blasting aerosol into the sky to cool the planet might lead to drought and hurricanes Blasting aerosol into the sky to cool the planet might lead to drought and hurricanes
THE VERGE Blasting aerosols into the atmosphere to... 4 days
When water met iron deep inside the Earth, did it create conditions for life?
SCIENCE DAILY Reservoirs of oxygen-rich iron between the Earth's core and mantle could have played a major role in Earth's history, including... 4 days
When water met iron deep inside the Earth, did it create conditions for life?
PHYS.ORG Reservoirs of oxygen-rich iron between the Earth's core and mantle could have played a major role in Earth's history, including... 4 days
Geologists uncover Antarctica’s fossil forests
SCIENCE DAILY Prehistoric polar forests were built for survival, but were not hardy enough to live in ultra-high concentrations of atmospheric carbon dioxide. A geologist is studying the tree fossil record in Antarctica from a mass extinction 250 million years... 5 days
When continents break it gets warm on Earth
SCIENCE DAILY The concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere determines whether the Earth is in greenhouse or ice age state. Before humans began to have an impact on the amount of CO2... 5 days
When continents break it gets warm on Earth 
PHYS.ORG The concentration of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere determines whether the Earth is in greenhouse or ice age state. Before humans began to have an impact on the amount of CO2... 5 days
Site of asteroid impact changed the history of life
SCIENCE DAILY An asteroid, also known as the Chicxulub Impactor, hit Earth some 66 million years ago, causing a crater 180 km wide. The impact of the asteroid heated organic matter in... 1 week
delivering signal power to cross space Delivering signal power to cross space
ESA Natanael Ayllon, payload engineer Microwave radio signals – able to pass freely through Earth’s atmosphere as well as empty space – play a role... 1 week
moderate geomagnetic storm strikes earth Moderate Geomagnetic Storm Strikes Earth
ASTRO WATCH A G2-class (moderately strong) geomagnetic storm that could have noticeable impact on power systems, satellites and could trigger auroras seen as low as New York and... 1 week
alma s image of red giant star gives a surprising glimpse of the sun s future ALMA’s Image of Red Giant Star Gives a Surprising Glimpse of the Sun’s Future
ASTRO WATCH A Chalmers-led team of astronomers has for the... 1 week
Snowball Earth climate dynamics and Cryogenian geology-geobiology
Science Magazine Geological evidence indicates that grounded ice sheets reached sea level at all latitudes during two long-lived Cryogenian (58 and ≥5 My) glaciations. Combined uranium-lead and rhenium-osmium dating suggests that the older (Sturtian) glacial onset... 1 week
Huge carbon sink in soil minerals: New avenue for offsetting rising greenhouse gases
SCIENCE DAILY Soil holds more than three times the carbon found in the atmosphere, yet its potential in reducing atmospheric carbon-dioxide levels and mitigating... 1 week
Red giant star gives a surprising glimpse of the sun's future
SCIENCE DAILY Astronomers have for the first time observed details on the surface of an aging star with the same mass as the sun. ALMA's images show that... 2 weeks
ALMA's image of a red giant star gives a surprising glimpse of the sun's future
PHYS.ORG A Chalmers-led team of astronomers has for the first time observed details on the surface of an aging... 2 weeks
The internal ocean of Saturn's moon Enceladus could be old enough to have evolved life, finds study
PHYS.ORG We recently bade farewell to the Cassini spacecraft, which after 13 years of faithfully... 2 weeks
Eagle-Eyed Joint Polar Satellite System Weather Satellite Launches This Week
SPACE.COM After more than a year of preparations for liftoff, NASA will launch the first of four brand-new weather-detecting satellites at the end of this week, as part of... 2 weeks
NASA satellite tracks ozone pollution by monitoring its key ingredients
SCIENCE DAILY Ozone pollution near Earth's surface is one of the main ingredients of summertime smog. It is also not directly measurable from space due to the abundance of ozone... 2 weeks
NASA satellite tracks ozone pollution by monitoring its key ingredients
PHYS.ORG Ozone pollution near Earth's surface is one of the main ingredients of summertime smog. It is also not directly measurable from space due to the abundance of ozone... 2 weeks
minor geomagnetic storm expected to hit earth november 7 8 Minor Geomagnetic Storm Expected to Hit Earth November 7-8
ASTRO WATCH National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reports that a G1-class (minor) geomagnetic storm is expected to hit Earth... 2 weeks
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