Mobile aerosol observing units deployed at Cape Cod
Bracing against -10 degree Celsius temperatures in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, Brookhaven atmospheric chemist Stephen Springston and his team recently completed a one-week restaging of two portable atmospheric ...
In the shadow of the Moon: Experience a solar eclipse from 37 kilometers up
On November 14, 2012, tens of thousands of viewers across northeastern Australia got a great view of one of the most awe-inspiring sights in astronomy—a total solar eclipse. Of course many fantastic ph ...
Hunting for high life: What lives in Earth's stratosphere?
What lives at the edge of space? Other than high-flying jet aircraft pilots (and the occasional daredevil skydiver) you wouldn't expect to find many living things over 10 kilometers up—yet this is exactly whe ...
Athlete looking at Sunday for supersonic skydive (Update)
Extreme athlete Felix Baumgartner hopes to make a second attempt to become the world's first supersonic skydiver with a 23-mile (37-kilometer) free fall over New Mexico on Sunday or Monday.
Skydiver begins prep for supersonic jump: Watch it live
A weather hold that threatened to cancel extreme athlete and skydiver Felix Baumgartner's death-defying, 23-mile free fall into the southeastern New Mexico desert has been lifted.
Skydiver eyes record-breaking jump over NM
Experienced skydiver and extreme athlete Felix Baumgartner hopes to take the leap of his life on Tuesday, attempting the highest, fastest free fall in history.
Detecting clouds from both sides now
Researchers have developed a more precise method to detect the boundary between clouds and clear air, by exploiting the swinging motions of a weather balloon and its payload.
Toronto teens send Lego man into space: video
A video posted on YouTube Wednesday appeared to show the amazing voyage of a Lego man sent into space on a homemade spacecraft by two Toronto students.
Geologist John Goodge looks for clues about Antarctica's past in the 2 percent of the continent that is not covered in ice!
Searching for balloons in a social network
In December 2009, 10 red weather balloons were launched from locations throughout the United States. The projects aim: testing the mettle of social media.
Russia sheds light on Gagarin death mystery (Update)
Russia on Friday declassified documents that shed light on Yuri Gagarin's mysterious death in a training flight in 1968, saying his jet likely manoeuvred sharply to avoid a weather balloon.
Launching balloons in Antarctica
They nicknamed it the "Little Balloon That Could." Launched in December of 2010 from McMurdo Station in Antarctica, the research balloon was a test run and it bobbed lower every day like it had some kind of ...
Field study of smoggy inversions to end
During the past two months, researchers launched weather balloons, drove instrument-laden cars and flew a glider to study winter inversions that often choke Salt Lake City in smog and trap dirty air in other ...
Students invited by NASA to send experiments to the edge of space
NASA is inviting student teams to design and build experiments the agency will fly into the stratosphere, a near-space environment, more than 100,000 feet above the Earth.