Researcher studies possibility of metal snow on Venus
Is it snowing metal on Venus? Erika Kohler is trying to find out.
Research team helps develop new forecast systems for northern Gulf of Mexico
UMass Dartmouth School for Marine Science & Technology (SMAST) researchers, led by Dr. Changsheng Chen, have helped develop two new operational forecast systems that will significantly benefit a range of ...
New technology tracks tiniest pollutants in real time
Researchers may soon have a better idea of how tiny particles of pollution are formed in the atmosphere. These particles, called aerosols, or particulate matter (PM), are hazardous to human health and contribute ...
Orbital cargo ship makes planned re-entry to Earth
Orbital Sciences Corporation's unmanned Cygnus cargo ship disintegrated as planned Sunday as it re-entered Earth's atmosphere after a month-long resupply mission to the International Space Station.
NASA carbon counter reaches final orbit, returns data
(Phys.org) —Just over a month after launch, the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2)—NASA's first spacecraft dedicated to studying atmospheric carbon dioxide—has maneuvered into its final operating ...
Space scientist sums up where we're at in the search for life on other planets
Time to reappraise how we interpret minerals
A study by the University of Liverpool has provided new insight into how minerals grow under the Earth's surface.
From 'Finding Nemo' to minerals—what riches lie in the deep sea?
As fishing and the harvesting of metals, gas and oil have expanded deeper and deeper into the ocean, scientists are drawing attention to the services provided by the deep sea, the world's largest environment. ...
Study shows Deepwater Horizon crude oil impairs swimming performance of juvenile mahi-mahi
A new study led by University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science scientists showed up to a 37% decrease in overall swimming performance of Deepwater Horizon oil-exposed juvenile mahi-mahi. The ...
Earth organisms survive under Martian conditions
(Phys.org) —New research suggests that methanogens—among the simplest and oldest organisms on Earth—could survive on Mars.
Greenland melting due equally to global warming, natural variations
The rapid melting of Greenland glaciers is captured in the documentary "Chasing Ice." The retreat of the ice edge from one year to the next sends more water into the sea. Now University of Washington atmospheric ...
Research trio suggests exomoon atmospheres could cause false-positive signs of life on exoplanets
Student studies dry lines in Southeastern Wyoming
In southeastern Wyoming, people are more than ready this time of year to get outside and enjoy the warmer weather. Then, suddenly, they feel the wind pick up and the temperatures cool ‑‑ signs of an impending thunderstorm.
Permafrost thawing could accelerate global warming, research says
A team of researchers lead by Florida State University have found new evidence that permafrost thawing is releasing large quantities of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere via plants, which could accelerate ...