Latest Mesosphere Stories
When you think about the North and South poles, they seem to be worlds apart. They are separated by four oceans, six continents, and more than 12,000 nautical miles. However, new data shows they may not be as far apart as one might think.
First spotted in 1885, silvery blue clouds sometimes hover in the night sky near the poles, appearing to give off their own glowing light.
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.
In October 2011, a NASA-funded sounding rocket traveled up through these ice clouds for a five minute trip to collect some of the first data on just how much smoke exists, what size the particles are, what electrical charge they have, and whether they could indeed form these shimmering clouds as predicted.
High up in the sky near the poles some 50 miles above the ground, silvery blue clouds sometimes appear, shining brightly in the night.
WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., Jan.
Nine years after beginning its unprecedented look at the gateway between Earth's environment and space, not to mention collecting more data on the upper atmosphere than any other satellite, NASAâ€™s Thermosphere Ionosphere Mesosphere Energetics and Dynamics (TIMED) mission has been extended again.
HAMPTON, Va., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New measurements from a NASA satellite show a dramatic cooling in the upper atmosphere that correlates with the declining phase of the current solar cycle.
WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A rocket experiment that may shed light on the highest clouds in the Earth's atmosphere will be conducted Sept.
U.S. scientists say research involving the exhaust plume from a NASA space shuttle launch suggests the 1908 Tunguska explosion was caused by a comet The mysterious explosion leveled 830 square miles of Siberian forest and a cause has never been determined.
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