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Perseid fireballs

In astronomy, there's nothing quite like a bright meteor streaking across the glittering canopy of a moonless night sky. The unexpected flash of light adds a dash of magic to an ordinary walk under the stars.

Jul 30, 2013 5 / 5 (2) 0

Storm elves and sprites recorded on video

A team of Spanish researchers has made a high-speed recording of elves and sprites in storms, fleeting and luminous electric phenomena produced in the upper layers of the atmosphere. Their analysis of these ...

Jun 10, 2010 4 / 5 (2) 3

NASA's new way to track formaldehyde

NASA scientist Tom Hanisco is helping to fill a big gap in scientists' understanding of how much urban pollution -- and more precisely formaldehyde -- ultimately winds up in Earth's upper atmosphere where ...

Aug 09, 2012 5 / 5 (1) 0