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Has the Ball Lightning Mystery Been Solved?
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, Earth, atmosphere, ball lightning )

Elle
- 32 days ago - earthsky.org
What is ball lightning? Scientists have been trying to figure that out for hundreds of years, and now it seems they may finally be close to solving one of Earth's most intriguing natural mysteries.
Iridescent Cloud? Or Circumhorizon Arc?
Science & Tech  (tags: sky, clouds, earth, atmosphere )

Elle
- 37 days ago - earthsky.org
It's easy to confuse these 2 elusive, colorful, beautiful daytime sky phenomena. How can you tell the difference?
If Emissions Aren't Curbed, Clouds May Disappear
Science & Tech  (tags: climate, weather, atmosphere, pollution, greenhouse gases )

Freya
- 137 days ago - truthout.org
A study published in Nature Geoscience shows that if we continue with business-as-usual fossil fuel emissions, the atmosphere will hold 1,200 parts per million CO2 in about a century from now, which will cause stratocumulus clouds to disappear.
The Edge of Space Just Crept 12 Miles Closer to Earth
Science & Tech  (tags: space, earth, concept, atmosphere, interesting )

Barb
- 355 days ago - space.com
Did you feel that? Does it suddenly feel a little bit stuffier in here to you? Does it feel like, I don't knowâEUR¦ outer space just got 12 miles (20 kilometers) closer? Nothing actually moved of course...
NASA Mission Reveals Speed of Solar Wind Stripping Martian Atmosphere
Science & Tech  (tags: Mars, Atmosphere, NASA, MAVEN mission, Solar wind, Environment )

Steve
- 1348 days ago - nasa.gov
The latest update from NASAâEUR(TM)s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission
The Tallest Tower in South America Is in the Middle of the Amazon Forest
Science & Tech  (tags: interesting, rain forest, tallest tower, technology, jungle, atmosphere, research )

Angie
- 1641 days ago - theatlantic.com
Deep in Brazil's Amazon jungle, more than a hundred miles from the nearest city, stands South America's tallest structure, the Amazon Tall Tower Observatory (ATTO). Reaching 325m (1,066 ft) into the sky above the trees, the ATTO is taller than the Chrysle
Greenhouse Gas Levels Rising at Fastest Rate Since 1984
Science & Tech  (tags: CO2emissions, WMO, atmosphere, climate-change, environment, pollution, weather, wildlife, water, trees, healthconditions, destruction, nature, science )


- 1771 days ago - bbc.co.uk
A surge in atmospheric CO2 saw levels of greenhouse gases reach record levels in 2013, according to new figures.
Perseid Meteor Shower: Earth Bombarded By Tons of Meteoroid Dust
Science & Tech  (tags: astronomy, research, space, study, technology, meteor shower, dust, comet, atmosphere, light streaks )

Giana
- 2165 days ago - news.yahoo.com
When the annual Perseid meteor shower peaks tonight and Monday (Aug. 11 and 12), dusty fragments ripped from the tail of comet Swift-Tuttle will burn up in Earth's atmosphere, leaving streaks of light across the sky.
Auroral Light Is Polarized After All - Physicsworld.Com
Science & Tech  (tags: light, polarised, atmosphere, Bob Duncan, Australia, Aurora Australia )

Jenny
- 2474 days ago - physicsworld.com
Fifty years ago an Australian physicist Bob Duncan reported that light from the Aurora Australis (or Southern Lights) was polarized. Although his discovery could have provided a new way of studying the atmosphere of Earth, other scientists...
Record Loss of Ozone Over Arctic
Science & Tech  (tags: science, technology, ESA, ozone, arctic, atmosphere, polar vortex, weather )

Beatrice
- 3025 days ago - esa.int
ESA's Envisat satellite has measured record low levels of ozone over the Euro-Atlantic sector of the northern hemisphere during March. This record low was caused by unusually strong winds, known as the polar vortex, which isolated the atmospheric mass
Mars Gets a Facelift
Science & Tech  (tags: Mars, atmosphere, science, space, research, earth )

Nancy
- 3085 days ago - news.discovery.com
During winter, carbon dioxide condenses out of the atmosphere and forms a frost of dry ice that coats the planet's polar region. The subsequent spring-time thaw, apparently, is not a subtle affair.
Jupiter Scar Likely From Titanic-Sized Asteroid
Science & Tech  (tags: Jupiter, Asteroid, Atmosphere, Science, Research, NASA )

Nancy
- 3093 days ago - sciencedaily.com
A hurtling asteroid about the size of the Titanic caused the scar that appeared in Jupiter's atmosphere on July 19, 2009, according to two papers published recently in the journal Icarus.
Longstanding Mystery of Sun's Hot Outer Atmosphere Solved
Science & Tech  (tags: Sun, Atmosphere, solar physics, science )

Anna
- 3110 days ago - sciencedaily.com
One of the most enduring mysteries in solar physics is why the Sun's outer atmosphere, or corona, is millions of degrees hotter than its surface.
Is Titan's Waterless Atmosphere Capable of Creating DNA?
Science & Tech  (tags: titan, atmosphere, dna, saturn, molecules )

Deena
- 3117 days ago - dailygalaxy.com
Saturn's moon Titan has many of the components for life without liquid water. But the orange hydrocarbon haze that shrouds Saturn's largest moon could be creating the molecules that make up DNA without the help of water.
Oxygen Found on Saturn Moon: Nasa Spacecraft Discovers Rhea Has Thin Atmosphere Rich in O2
Science & Tech  (tags: Saturn moon, Oxygen, space, Nasa spacecraft, atmosphere )

Anna
- 3155 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Saturn's second-largest moon Rhea has a thin atmosphere filled with oxygen and carbon dioxide, scientists said today.The discovery by Nasa's Cassini-Huygens mission is the first time a spacecraft has captured direct evidence of an oxygen atmosphere on....
 

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