News tagged with atmospheric gas

Methane, water enshroud nearby Jupiter-like exoplanet

The Gemini Planet Imager has discovered and photographed its first planet, a methane-enshrouded gas giant much like Jupiter that may hold the key to understanding how large planets form in the swirling accretion disks around ...

dateAug 13, 2015 in Astronomy
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Is there life on Pluto?

First discovered in 1930, Pluto was considered to be the ninth planet in our Solar System for many decades. And though its status has since been downgraded to that of a dwarf planet, thanks to the discovery of Eris in 2004, ...

dateJul 13, 2015 in Space Exploration
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Greenhouse gas-caused warming felt in just months

The heat generated by burning a fossil fuel is surpassed within a few months by the warming caused by the release of its carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, according to new work from Carnegie's Xiaochun Zhang and Ken Caldeira ...

dateJun 02, 2015 in Environment
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