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ICON mission
2014-11-16 03:00:32

NASA has officially confirmed the Ionospheric Connection Explorer, or ICON, mission, clearing it to move forward into the development phase.

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2014-09-12 05:59:31

Underscoring the vast differences between Earth and its neighbor Venus, new research shows a glimpse of giant holes in the electrically charged layer of the Venusian atmosphere, called the ionosphere.

Understanding How Sprites Form
2014-05-08 03:55:14

Atmospheric sprites have been known for nearly a century, but their origins were a mystery. Now, a team of researchers has evidence that sprites form at plasma irregularities and may be useful in remote sensing of the lower ionosphere.

Star Wars Science: Revealing Real-World Physics Behind Plasma Shields
2014-04-30 14:13:47

Just as production of the next Star Wars film is starting to ramp up in London – student researchers 100 miles up the road at the University of Leicester revealed a report on the physics behind plasma shields used to protect battling spaceships and the massive Death Star.

2014-02-26 23:02:43

Superior Magnetics for Pain Free Living announced it can embed Schumann frequency in magnetic jewelry for pain relief. Pittsburg, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) February

Venus Cloud Waves
2014-01-14 10:18:36

A new study focuses on Venus’ lower atmosphere, which is capped by a dense cloud layer that behaves like the surface of a body of water.

maven ready for launch
2013-11-18 11:30:29

When NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission launches on Monday, it will be carrying an instrument designed to scan high above the Martian surface for patterns of electrons that could explain why the Red Planet is losing its atmosphere.

NASA Developing Sodium Lidar To Help Examine Eartth’s Mesophere
2013-10-30 18:52:47

A team of scientists at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland is looking to develop the world’s first spaceborne sodium lidar.

New Tool Uses Radio Waves To Predict Climate Change
2013-07-31 11:15:23

The ionosphere is a region in the upper atmosphere that plays a vital role for global communications. This region is used for the transmission of long wave communications, such as radio waves, and now scientists have found waves from the ionosphere offer valuable news about climate change.

Sounding Rockets Will Help NASA Study Earth's Ionosphere
2013-06-21 13:42:41

Way up in the Earth’s atmosphere is a layer of charged particles called the ionosphere, which plays a crucial role in the transmission of radio and other signals.


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2004-10-19 04:45:40

Arecibo Observatory -- The Arecibo Observatory is part of the National Astronomy and Ionosphere Center (NAIC), a national research center operated by Cornell University under a cooperative agreement with the National Science Foundation (NSF). The NSF is an independent federal agency whose aim is to promote scientific and engineering progress in the United States. NSF funds research and education in most fields of science and engineering. Additional support is provided by the National...

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megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.