Latest Extraterrestrial atmospheres Stories
Researchers have now been able to show that methane escapes from a meteorite if it is irradiated with ultraviolet light under Martian conditions.
New research shows that hostile conditions on Mars were much worse 600,000 years ago than they are today, with evidence suggesting the red planet once had a much dustier, stormier atmosphere.
Gaze up at a cloud-filled sky, and you may spot the white, fluffy shape of a dragon, fish or elephant, but Graeme Stephens sees a different vision -- a possible future for Earth's climate.
Earth's thick organic haze 3 billion years ago likely similar to haze hovering over Saturn's moon Titan today.
NASA has released the most detailed and dramatic images ever taken of the distant dwarf planet Pluto.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has released the most detailed and dramatic images ever taken of the distant dwarf planet Pluto.
Using ESO's Very Large Telescope, astronomers have gained valuable new insights about the atmosphere of the dwarf planet Pluto.
An international team of astronomers has discovered that Neptune's south pole is much hotter than the rest of the planet. They have published the first temperature maps of the lowest portion of Neptune's atmosphere, which show that this warm south pole is providing an avenue for methane to escape out of the deep atmosphere.
An exciting new series of videos from ESAâ€™s Venus Express has been capturing atmospheric details of day and night areas simultaneously, at different altitudes.
One year after its launch on November 9, 2005 and a few months into its science phase, ESA's Venus Express keeps working well and continues to gather lots of data about the hot and noxious atmosphere of the planet.
- A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.