Latest Planetary atmospheres Stories
A team led by a former postdoctoral researcher in MIT's Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences and the MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics, recently measured the first-ever planetary atmosphere that is substantially enriched in carbon.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A team of astronomers, including two NASA Sagan Fellows, has made the first characterizations of a super-Earth's atmosphere by using a ground-based telescope.
The atmosphere around a super-Earth exoplanet has been analyzed for the first time by an international team of astronomers using ESOâ€™s Very Large Telescope.
A mysterious high-altitude layer of sulphur dioxide discovered by ESAâ€™s Venus Express has been explained.
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.
Simulating possible chemical processes in the atmosphere of Titan, Saturn's largest moon, a UA-led planetary research team found amino acids and nucleotide bases in the mix -- the most important ingredients of life on Earth
Any driver whoâ€™s seen deer silhouetted by the headlights of an oncoming car knows that vital information can be conveyed by the outlines of objects.
Large changes in the sun's energy output may drive fluctuations in Earth's outer atmosphere.
Large changes in the sun's energy output may drive unexpectedly dramatic fluctuations in Earth's outer atmosphere.
SOUDERTON, Pa., Aug. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Solar Atmospheres announces it has established a method of controlling the amount and depth of White layer resulting from Gas Nitriding.
Earth's Atmosphere -- Earth's atmosphere consists of nitrogen (78.1%) and oxygen (20.9%), with small amounts of argon (0.9%), carbon dioxide (variable, but around 0.035%), water vapor, and other gases. The atmosphere protects life on Earth by absorbing ultraviolet solar radiation and reducing temperature extremes between day and night. 75% of the atmosphere exists within 11km of the planetary surface. Temperature and the Atmospheric Layers The temperature of the Earth's atmosphere...
Sky -- Although almost everyone have seen it, sky is hard to be defined precisely. Generally, sky is the space seen when one looks upward from the surface of a planet. Some people define sky as the denser gaseous zone of a planet's atmosphere. Clouds, rainbows and weather all occur amongst a planet's sky. In astronomy, the sky is divided into many regions, called constellations. The blue colour of the daytime sky results from the selective scattering of light rays. When the sunlight...
Saturn's moon Titan -- Titan is the planet Saturn's largest moon. It is larger than either of the planets Mercury or Pluto and is the second-largest moon in the solar system after Ganymede (it was originally thought to be slightly larger than Ganymede, but recent observations have shown that its thick atmosphere caused overestimation of its diameter). Titan was discovered on March 25, 1655 by the Dutch astronomer Christian Huygens, making it one of the first non-terrestrial moons to be...
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