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NASA, NSF expedition to study ocean carbon embarks in August from Seattle
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Dozens of scientists, as well as underwater drones and other high-tech ocean instruments, will set sail from Seattle in mid-August. Funded by NASA and... 9 hours
Image: Through the heat barrier
PHYS.ORG ESA's next CubeSat mission seen enduring the scorching heat of simulated atmospheric reentry inside the world's largest plasma wind tunnel. 1 day
Here's proof that Star Wars fighter ships suck flying through a planet's atmosphere - CNET
CNET You've probably already guessed that the TIE Fighter would have bad aerodynamics, but the sleeker X-wings aren't much... 2 days
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ASTRO WATCH Each exoplanet revolves around a star, like the Earth around the Sun. This is why it is generally impossible to obtain images of an... 2 days
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ESA Operations image of the week: Lucky timing led to this brilliant photo, showing our Moon and the planet Venus, together with a meteor burning up in the atmosphere over Belgium 2 days
South Asian monsoon efficiently purifies the air of pollutants, but also distributes them across the globe
PHYS.ORG The same phenomenon recurs every year. During the dry season, in winter, burning fossil fuels and... 2 days
Responses of the tropical atmospheric circulation to climate change
PHYS.ORG The tropical circulation change under global warming has been a growing subject of research in recent decades. It has a close relationship with the tropical precipitation change, and the uncertainty... 2 days
Turbulence isn't just a science problem
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Most of us have an understanding of what atmospheric turbulence is – nauseating plane movement is hard to forget. 2 days
Machine learning may be a game-changer for climate prediction
PHYS.ORG A major challenge in current climate prediction models is how to accurately represent clouds and their atmospheric heating and moistening. This challenge is behind the wide spread in climate prediction.... 3 days
Machine learning may be a game-changer for climate prediction
SCIENCE DAILY New research demonstrates that machine-learning techniques can be used to accurately represent clouds and their atmospheric heating and moistening, and better represent clouds in coarse resolution climate models, with the... 3 days
Did Plate Tectonics Set the Stage for Life on Earth?
SPACE.COM A new study suggests that rapid cooling within the Earth's mantle through plate tectonics played a major role in the development of the first life forms, which in... 3 days
Ocean's heat cycle shows that atmospheric carbon may be headed elsewhere
PHYS.ORG As humans continue to pump the atmosphere with carbon, it's crucial for scientists to understand how and where the planet absorbs and naturally emits carbon. 3 days
Ocean's heat cycle shows that atmospheric carbon may be headed elsewhere
SCIENCE DAILY A new study examined the global carbon cycle and suggests that scientists may have misgauged how carbon is distributed around the world, particularly between the northern... 3 days
Hunting molecules to find new planets
PHYS.ORG It's impossible to obtain direct images of exoplanets as they are masked by the high luminous intensity of their stars. However, astronomers led by UNIGE propose detecting molecules present in the exoplanet's atmosphere in order to... 3 days
Venus’ thick atmosphere speeds up the planet’s spin
SCIENCE-NEWS Venus’ thick atmosphere can push on mountains on the surface, changing its rotation period by a few minutes every day. 4 days
Researchers plunge into ocean 'twilight zone' to explore ecosystem carbon flow
PHYS.ORG A large multidisciplinary team of scientists, equipped with advanced underwater robotics and an array of analytical instrumentation, will set sail for the northeastern Pacific Ocean this... 4 days
Hunting molecules to find new planets
SCIENCE DAILY It's been impossible to obtain images of an exoplanet, so dazzling is the light of its star. However, astronomers have the idea of detecting molecules that are present in the planet's atmosphere in order to make... 4 days
Land-based portion of massive East Antarctic ice sheet retreated little during past eight million years
SCIENCE DAILY Large parts of the massive East Antarctic Ice Sheet did not retreat significantly during a time when atmospheric... 6 days
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Distant moons may harbor life
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eDNA analysis—a key to uncovering rare marine species
PHYS.ORG The days of searching the oceans around the world to find and study rare and endangered marine animals are not over. However, an emerging tool that can be used with just a... 1 week
The South Asian monsoon--Pollution pump and purifier
Science Magazine Air pollution is growing fastest in monsoon-impacted South Asia. During the dry, winter monsoon the fumes disperse toward the Indian Ocean, creating a vast pollution haze, but their fate during the wet, summer monsoon... 1 week
Watch the Sun's Elusive Corona Appear in Time-Lapse Solar Eclipse Video
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Ammonia distribution in Earth's upper atmosphere
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To forecast winter rainfall in the Southwest, look to New Zealand in the summer
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have discovered an atmospheric teleconnection that allows them to accurately predict winter precipitation in the southwestern United States by... 1 week
Researchers explain ammonia distribution in Earth's upper atmosphere
PHYS.ORG A new study co-led by University of Iowa researchers explains how ammonia is distributed in Earth's upper atmosphere. 1 week
Extensive marine-terminating ice sheets in Europe from 2.5 million years ago
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Cometary-Type Interplanetary Particles Contain Presolar Dust, Researchers Find
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More of the Chinese population will be exposed to heat waves
PHYS.ORG One of the major concerns in climate change studies is how the thermal conditions for the living environment of human beings will change in the future.... 1 week
NCAR-based climate model gets a significant upgrade
PHYS.ORG The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) has released an updated version of its flagship climate model to include a host of new capabilities—from a much more realistic representation of Greenland's evolving ice sheet... 1 week
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The true power of the solar wind
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On This Day In Space! June 12, 1967: Venera 4 Launches on Mission to Venus
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Volcanic activity, declining ocean oxygen triggered mass extinction of ancient organisms
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MOF material offers selective, reversible and repeatable capture of toxic atmospheric gas
SCIENCE DAILY Scientists have developed a metal-organic framework material with a selective, fully reversible and repeatable capability to remove atmospheric nitrogen dioxide gas in ambient conditions.... 2 weeks
Experiments trace interstellar dust back to solar system's formation
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Volcanic activity, declining ocean oxygen triggered mass extinction of ancient organisms
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Robust MOF material exhibits selective, fully reversible and repeatable capture of toxic atmospheric gas
PHYS.ORG Led by the University of Manchester, an international team of scientists has developed a metal-organic framework material (MOF) that exhibits... 2 weeks
MOF material offers selective, reversible and repeatable capture of toxic atmospheric gas
PHYS.ORG Led by the University of Manchester, an international team of scientists has developed a metal-organic framework material (MOF) that exhibits a selective, fully reversible... 2 weeks
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