Tech

SpaceX’s rocket launch of 58 Starlink internet satellites on Saturday left behind a jaw-dropping, rainbow-coloured cloud in the Florida sky

SpaceX launched dozens new internet-providing Starlink satellites on Saturday morning along with a few of Planet Labs’ imaging spacecraft. The Falcon 9 rocket carrying the mission to orbit lifted off just before dawn from Cape Canaveral, Florida. This caused the rocket’s expanding plume of exhaust fumes to catch beams of […]
SpaceX’s rocket launch of 58 Starlink internet satellites on Saturday left behind a jaw-dropping, rainbow-coloured cloud in the Florida sky
Lifestyle

13 surreal photos of rare clouds that were taken at the perfect time

Recently, a woman from Virginia took a photo of rare clouds that look like perfectly shaped ocean waves. She posted the photo to her Facebook page, and it went viral. The special clouds are called Kelvin-Helmholtz instability waves. The Kelvin-Helmholtz instability waves are just one of many cloud phenomena that […]
13 surreal photos of rare clouds that were taken at the perfect time
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Rising emissions could one day trigger a tipping point that causes certain clouds to disappear, creating a ‘hothouse’ Earth scenario

Clouds blanket 70% of the planet. These floating collections of ice crystals and water droplets also serve as natural shade for the Earth, reflecting sunlight to keep air and ocean temperatures down. Stratocumulus clouds are particularly important to shading the open ocean, especially in the subtropics. Researchers used a simulation […]
Rising emissions could one day trigger a tipping point that causes certain clouds to disappear, creating a ‘hothouse’ Earth scenario
US

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

Aeroplane turbulence may seem like the end of the road, but, statistically, there is no data of a plane crash caused by turbulence. Here’s why turbulence is caused, and why it shouldn’t stop you from booking your next flight. Following is a transcript of the video. Why turbulence is no […]
What aeroplane turbulence is, and why it’s no big deal
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Frying food could have a surprising effect on the weather

Scientists are discovering how the sticky air lingering above deep fryers could fuel more clouds. Over a city like London, fatty acid molecules make up about 10% of the fine particulates in the air. That could drive some of the cloud formation over the city, prompting cooler temperatures. Thanksgiving revelers […]
Frying food could have a surprising effect on the weather