Tagged With Atmosphere

There's a spacecraft graveyard in the middle of the ocean. Here's what's down there.

New types of polar lights are upending what we know about the aurora. Amateur scientists and interns made the latest discoveries.

Elon Musk's biggest worry about SpaceX's first astronaut mission is the spaceship's return to Earth, which is scheduled for Sunday

Aurora chasers discovered and filmed a new type of aurora that reaches across the sky like fingers. It's called 'the dunes.'

Earth's air supply may reach nearly 400,000 miles into space — so far that the moon constantly flies through it

Elon Musk says SpaceX is developing a 'bleeding' heavy-metal rocket ship. Making it work may be 100 times as hard as NASA's most difficult Mars mission

The total lunar eclipse would look stunning from the moon — Earth's sunrise and sunset will connect in a ring of fire

What aeroplane turbulence is, and why it's no big deal

Frying food could have a surprising effect on the weather

A stunning NASA visualisation shows a timelapse of this year's 'extremely active' hurricane season

Elon Musk wants to live on Mars, but this planetary scientist says that's a terrible idea

An 'atmospheric river' is about to dump a ton of rain and snow on the US West Coast -- here's what an atmospheric river actually is

The world's tropical forests now emit more CO2 than all US cars and trucks combined

Why you can't fly a plane to space

NASA is about to kill its $US3.26 billion Cassini mission -- and the last parts to burn up will be what made exploration of Saturn possible

A growing human-made bubble in space could be great news for our future on this planet

Why the sky is blue

Cosmic dust parachutes to Earth by bubble -- and that finding could change our understanding of the solar system

Venus is hiding a 'bizarre' gravity wave in its clouds that spans the entire planet

Earth's atmosphere now has carbon dioxide levels unseen for 15 million years, and we might be past the point of no return