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Scientists have unexpectedly identified a high-altitude methane ice cloud floating above the north pole of Saturn’s moon Titan – a cloud that is similar to the exotic clouds found far above Earth’s poles.
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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.
NASA has deployed their pilot-less Global Hawk research aircraft in the western Pacific in order to monitor changes to the upper atmosphere and discover how changes there are impacting the planet’s climate.
NCAR scientists and partners next week will launch a field project in the tropical Pacific, a remote region that holds a key to understanding worldwide climate.
NASA scientists have found that the hole in the ozone layer isn’t close to completely closing despite an international agreement to limit the emissions of ozone-depleting chlorofluorocarbons (CFC) more than 20 years ago.
NASA is planning to launch a new, highly-sophisticated space-based ozone sensor to help monitor the layer of atmosphere that helps protect the planet from some of the sun’s harshest UV rays.
NASA has announced plans to send an unmanned, remotely-controlled research vehicle into the upper atmosphere in order to find out what impact climate change is having on our planet.
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