News tagged with high atmosphere

No rest for the tornado

( —Do tornadoes take the weekends off? Researchers from NC State University examined the question of the connection between tornado frequency and aerosol pollution, and found that any link between the two is tenuous ...

dateJul 30, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Watching Venus glow in the dark

( -- ESA’s Venus Express spacecraft has observed an eerie glow in the night-time atmosphere of Venus. This infrared light comes from nitric oxide and is showing scientists that the atmosphere of Earth’s nearest ...

dateFeb 24, 2009 in Space Exploration
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NASA's IRIS mission to launch in June

Lying just above the sun's surface is an enigmatic region of the solar atmosphere called the interface region. A relatively thin region, just 3,000 to 6,000 miles thick, it pulses with movement: Zones of different temperature ...

dateJun 04, 2013 in Space Exploration
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