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Senate Committee Advances NASA and NOAA
SPACE.COM A Senate committee voted on party lines Jan. 18 to advance the nominations of individuals to lead NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, although with no clear indication of when, or if, they will... 16 hours
smartphones come in handy for the rare cosmic particles search Smartphones Come in Handy for the Rare Cosmic Particles Search
ASTRO WATCH Researchers from the Laboratory of Methods for Big Data Analysis (LAMBDA) at the Higher School of... 1 day
Climate change linked to more flowery forests
SCIENCE DAILY New research has revealed a surprising relationship between surging atmospheric carbon dioxide and flower blooms in a remote tropical forest. 1 day
Small Michigan Meteor Packed a Seismic Punch, Experts Say
SPACE.COM The meteor that caused a huge fireball above the skies of southern Michigan Tuesday night (Jan. 16) was only a few feet in size, researchers have said, but its speed... 2 days
Climate change linked to more flowery forests, study shows
PHYS.ORG New research from a Florida State University scientist has revealed a surprising relationship between surging atmospheric carbon dioxide and flower blooms in a remote tropical forest. 2 days
Solar eclipse caused bow waves in Earth's atmosphere
MIT MIT Haystack Observatory researchers find that the moon's shadow created long-predicted ionospheric bow waves during the August eclipse. 2 days
2017 was the warmest year on record for the global ocean
PHYS.ORG 2017 was the warmest year on record for the global ocean, according to an updated ocean analysis from Institute of Atmospheric Physics/Chinese Academy of Science (IAP/CAS). 2 days
senate committee advances nasa and noaa nominations again Senate committee advances NASA and NOAA nominations again
SPACE NEWS A Senate committee voted on party lines Jan. 18 to advance the nominations of individuals to lead NASA and the... 2 days
it s official 2017 was one of the hottest years on record It’s official: 2017 was one of the hottest years on record
THE VERGE Last year was either the second- or the third-warmest year on record, depending on... 2 days
World’s oldest known oxygen oasis discovered
SCIENCE DAILY In the Earth’s early history, several billion years ago, only traces of oxygen existed in the atmosphere and the oceans. Today’s air-breathing organisms could not have existed under those conditions. The change was caused by photosynthesizing... 3 days
World's oldest known oxygen oasis discovered
PHYS.ORG In the Earth's early history, several billion years ago, only traces of oxygen existed in the atmosphere and the oceans. Today's air-breathing organisms could not have existed under those conditions. The change was caused by photosynthesizing... 3 days
Release of ancient methane due to changing climate kept in check by ocean waters
SCIENCE DAILY Ocean sediments are a massive storehouse for the potent greenhouse gas methane. But methane only acts as a greenhouse gas... 3 days
meteor explodes over michigan Meteor Explodes over Michigan
ASTRO WATCH A meteor entering the Earth’s atmosphere exploded in Michigan’s sky on Tuesday night in a spectacle that briefly illuminated the city of Detroit. The US Geological Survey confirmed... 3 days
Limited contribution of ancient methane to surface waters of the U.S. Beaufort Sea shelf
Science Magazine In response to warming climate, methane can be released to Arctic Ocean sediment and waters from thawing subsea permafrost and... 3 days
International study identifies the process of rock formation by meteor strikes or nuclear blasts
PHYS.ORG Coesite is a polymorph of silica that only forms under extremely high pressure—10,000 times more, on average, than normal atmospheric... 4 days
watch this spectacular meteor explode over the night sky in michigan Watch this spectacular meteor explode over the night sky in Michigan
THE VERGE A meteor entering the Earth’s atmosphere exploded in Michigan’s sky overnight in a spectacle... 4 days
for the first time a nasa mission to study space weather will live on a commercial satellite For the first time, a NASA mission to study space weather will live on a commercial satellite
THE VERGE At the... 5 days
simulating turbulence in solar wind plasma Simulating Turbulence in Solar Wind Plasma
ASTRO WATCH Maybe you’re reading this caption while drinking a coffee. As you stir your drink with a spoon, vortices are produced in the liquid that... 5 days
From greenhouse gases to plastics: New catalyst for recycling carbon dioxide discovered
PHYS.ORG Imagine if we could take CO2, that most notorious of greenhouse gases, and convert it into something useful. Something like plastic, for example. The... 5 days
Future weather forecasting—it's all in the 'MRI' of clouds
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Analyzing and determining the structure of clouds remains a challenge for scientists trying to forecast weather. A team of researchers at the Stony Brook University School of Marine and Atmospheric... 6 days
Frequent growth events and fast growth rates of fine aerosol particles in Beijing
PHYS.ORG Serious environmental problems have arisen alongside the rapid economic development of China, including the well-known issue of haze pollution. Not only does... 6 days
spaceshiptwo conducts successful test flight SpaceShipTwo Conducts Successful Test Flight
ASTRO WATCH Virgin Galactic conducted a successful test flight of the SpaceShipTwo, VSS Unity vehicle on Thursday, Jan. 11. The high-speed glide test marks the seventh for VSS... 6 days
NOAA Updates Its Weather Constellation and Retires an Old Workhorse
SPACE.COM The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced plans Jan. 8 to retire its decade-old Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) 13 to make way for its next generation. 7 days
Direct measurements of DOCO isomers in the kinetics of OD + CO
Science Magazine Quantitative and mechanistically detailed kinetics of the reaction of hydroxyl radical (OH) with carbon monoxide (CO) have been a longstanding goal of contemporary chemical... 1 week
The complexities of clouds and the seeds that make them
PHYS.ORG Clouds are complicated. Each cloud formation depends on the timing of the water cycle, in which water evaporates from Earth's surface, condensates in the atmosphere and falls back... 1 week
Rising CO2 is causing trouble in freshwaters too, study suggests
SCIENCE DAILY As carbon dioxide (CO2) levels in the atmosphere rise, more CO2 gets absorbed into seawater. As a result, the world's oceans have grown more acidic over time, causing... 1 week
Super-adsorbent MOF captures twice its weight in water
PHYS.ORG Material chemists in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have developed a superporous solid made up of a patchwork of metal ions and organic linkers (a metal-organic framework, or MOF) that can suck... 1 week
Rising CO2 is causing trouble in freshwaters too, study suggests
PHYS.ORG As carbon dioxide (CO2) levels in the atmosphere rise, more CO2 gets absorbed into seawater. As a result, the world's oceans have grown more acidic over time, causing... 1 week
those viral pictures of snow in the sahara are real Those viral pictures of snow in the Sahara are real
THE VERGE In a week of weather disasters, a sprinkling of snow in the Sahara desert was an... 1 week
noaa could slash future communications costs if commercial services pan out NOAA could slash future communications costs if commercial services pan out
SPACE NEWS The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency may be able to slash the cost... 1 week
Life on land and tropical overheating 250 million years ago
SCIENCE DAILY One of the key effects of the end-Permian mass extinction, 252 million years ago, was rapid heating of tropical waters and atmospheres. How this affected life on land... 2 weeks
Meteorites reveal story of Martian climate
PHYS.ORG Liquid water is not stable on Mars' surface because the planet's atmosphere is too thin and temperatures are too cold. However, at one time Mars hosted a warm and wet surface environment that may have been... 2 weeks
Image: High above Jupiter's clouds
PHYS.ORG NASA's Juno spacecraft was a little more than one Earth diameter from Jupiter when it captured this mind-bending, color-enhanced view of the planet's tumultuous atmosphere. 2 weeks
Soil freeze-thaw stimulates nitrous oxide emissions from alpine meadows
PHYS.ORG The rising concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere lead to global warming, which is a major challenge for sustainable development. The Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau with widespread distribution of seasonal frozen... 2 weeks
Life on land and tropical overheating 250 million years ago
PHYS.ORG One of the key effects of the end-Permian mass extinction, 252 million years ago, was rapid heating of tropical waters and atmospheres. 2 weeks
How Phosphorus Helped Oxygenate Earth's Atmosphere
SPACE.COM Life in Earth's oceans may have had a slow start because phosphorus — a key nutrient of life — was not recycled through the biosphere fast enough. 2 weeks
White House Resubmits NASA and NOAA Nominations
SPACE.COM The White House formally resubmitted nominations for leaders of both NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to the Senate Jan. 8, a procedural move even as the path to their confirmations becomes... 2 weeks
NASA Alaska-launched rockets to study space X-ray emissions and create polar mesospheric cloud
PHYS.ORG VIDEO NASA rockets launched during the Alaskan winter typically explore the interaction of solar winds with Earth's atmosphere and the resulting auroras that... 2 weeks
High-resolution X-ray gratings enable state-of-the-art spectrometer
PHYS.ORG X-ray-optics technology has progressed such that future astrophysics X-ray observatories will have orders-of magnitude better performance than existing observatories such as NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory. High-resolution soft X-ray spectroscopy offers particularly useful observations that can provide... 2 weeks
2017 was a hot and disaster-filled year for the United States, NOAA says
PHYS.ORG The year 2017 was the third-warmest on record for the United States, and featured a pileup of weather and climate disasters that... 2 weeks
white house resubmits nasa and noaa nominations White House resubmits NASA and NOAA nominations
SPACE NEWS The White House formally resubmitted nominations for leaders of both NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to the Senate Jan.... 2 weeks
did spacex s secret zuma mission actually fail Did SpaceX’s secret Zuma mission actually fail?
THE VERGE Late Sunday night, SpaceX appeared to successfully launch a classified satellite named Zuma for some unknown government agency — but it’s possible... 2 weeks
noaa updates its weather constellation and retires an old workhorse NOAA updates its weather constellation and retires an old workhorse
SPACE NEWS The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrationannounced plans Jan. 8 to retire its decade-old Geostationary Operational Environmental... 2 weeks
noaa sees great promise and challenges in using data from small satellites constellations NOAA sees great promise and challenges in using data from small satellites constellations
SPACE NEWS AUSTIN, Texas — As the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration looks... 2 weeks
The Hole in Earth's Ozone Layer Is Healing
LIVE SCIENCE Efforts to heal the hole in Earth's ozone layer over Antarctica appear to be paying off, according to a first-of-its-kind study that looked directly at ozone-destroying chemicals in the atmosphere. 2 weeks
noaa sees great promise and challenges in using data from small satellite constellations NOAA sees great promise and challenges in using data from small satellite constellations
SPACE NEWS As the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration looks ahead, the... 2 weeks
The Hole in Earth's Ozone Layer Is Healing, First-of-Its-Kind Study Shows
SPACE.COM Efforts to heal the hole in Earth's ozone layer over Antarctica appear to be paying off, according to a first-of-its-kind study that looked directly at ozone-destroying... 2 weeks
NASA’s Juno Orbiter Delivers Spectacular New Photos of Jupiter
SCI-NEWS.COM NASA has released beautiful new images of Jupiter’s turbulent atmosphere from the tenth close flyby of its Juno... 2 weeks
sea and air connected Sea and air connected
ESA Discover how satellites and ESA’s Climate Change Initiative are helping us to understand how changes in the oceans influence the atmosphere and vice versa 2 weeks
Reducing climate uncertainty, improving weather forecasts, and understanding sea-level rise
PHYS.ORG NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the United States Geological Survey (USGS) should implement a coordinated approach for their space-based environmental observations to further advance... 2 weeks
ams meeting investigates roles for commercial and small satellites in weather forecasting AMS meeting investigates roles for commercial and small satellites in weather forecasting
SPACE NEWS AUSTIN, Texas — Atmospheric and space scientists gathering at the 98th Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society this week will be sharing information... 2 weeks
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Future weather forecasting—it's all in the 'MRI' of clouds
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NASA Alaska-launched rockets to study space X-ray emissions and create polar mesospheric cloud
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