The Atmosphere of Venus Is More Terrifying Than We Imagined
Add this to the list of reasons Venus is a blistering hellscape: not only is the surface hot enough to melt lead, not only will the sulfuric acid rainstorms burn gaping holes in your partially-melted ...
NASA Makes Major Discovery About Atmosphere On Mars
An Earth-like atmosphere on Mars was once violently stripped away by solar wind, according to new findings from NASA's ongoing exploration of the red planet. In a press conference on Thursday, the sp...
Amazing Jupiter Video Shows Slowing Shrinkage Of The Great Red Spot
Jupiter's trademark Great Red Spot may be shrinking, but it's not going down without a fight. Amazing new maps of the Jupiter by the Hubble Space Telescope reveal that the Great Red Spot, a massive st...
Unexplained warm layer discovered in Venus' atmosphere
Scientists have found a warm layer in Venus' atmosphere, the nature of which is still unknown. The researchers made the discovery when compiling a temperature map of the upper atmosphere on the planet...
NASA Spacecraft Detects Aurora and Mysterious Dust Cloud around Mars | NASA
NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) spacecraft has observed two unexpected phenomena in the Martian atmosphere: an unexplained high-altitude dust cloud and aurora that reaches deep i...
Atmosphere of Earth
Gases essential to life are explored through the history of the atmosphere. Earth the Biography: Atmosphere : MON JULY 14 9P et/pt : http://channel.nationalg...
Atmosphere of Earth
The atmosphere of Earth is a layer of gases surrounding the planet Earth that is retained by Earth's gravity. The atmosphere protects life on Earth by absorbing ultraviolet solar radiation, warming th...
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Atmosphere of Mars
The atmosphere of Mars is, like that of Venus, composed mostly of carbon dioxide though far thinner. There has been renewed interest in its composition since the detection of traces of methane in 2003...
Atmosphere of Mars - Wikipedia
The Atmosphere of Venus Is More Terrifying Than We Imagined
Add this to the list of reasons Venus is a blistering hellscape: not only is the surface hot enough to melt lead, not only will the sulfuric acid rainstorms burn gaping holes in your partially-melted ...
NASA Makes Major Discovery About Atmosphere On Mars
An Earth-like atmosphere on Mars was once violently stripped away by solar wind, according to new findings from NASA's ongoing exploration of the red planet. In a press conference on Thursday, the sp...
Density of air
The density of air, ρ (Greek: rho) (air density), is the mass per unit volume of Earth's atmosphere. Air density, like air pressure, decreases with increasing altitude. It also changes with variation ...
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U.S. Standard Atmosphere
The U.S. Standard Atmosphere is a series of models that define values for atmospheric temperature, density, pressure and other properties over a wide range of altitudes. The first model, based on an e...
U.S. Standard Atmosphere - Wikipedia
Amazing Jupiter Video Shows Slowing Shrinkage Of The Great Red Spot
Jupiter's trademark Great Red Spot may be shrinking, but it's not going down without a fight. Amazing new maps of the Jupiter by the Hubble Space Telescope reveal that the Great Red Spot, a massive st...
Atmosphere of the Moon
For most practical purposes, the Moon is considered to be surrounded by vacuum. The elevated presence of atomic and molecular particles in its vicinity (compared to interplanetary medium), referred to...
Atmosphere of the Moon - Wikipedia
Exploration of Jupiter
The exploration of Jupiter has been conducted via close observations by automated spacecraft. It began with the arrival of Pioneer 10 into the Jovian system in 1973, and, as of 2014, has continued wit...
Exploration of Jupiter - Wikipedia
Sunlight
Sunlight is a portion of the electromagnetic radiation given off by the Sun, in particular infrared, visible, and ultraviolet light. On Earth, sunlight is filtered through the Earth's atmosphere, and ...
Sunlight - Wikipedia
Atmosphere of Venus
The atmosphere of Venus is much denser and hotter than that of Earth. The temperature at the surface is 740 K (467 °C, 872 °F), while the pressure is 93 bar. The Venusian atmospher...
Atmosphere of Venus - Wikipedia
Terrestrial gamma-ray flash
The red dots show some of the ~500 terrestrial gamma-ray flashes daily detected by the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope through 2010. Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center.Terrestrial gamma-ray fl...
Terrestrial gamma-ray flash - Wikipedia
Tropospheric ozone
Ozone (O3) is a constituent of the troposphere (it is also an important constituent of some regions of the stratosphere commonly known as the ozone layer). The troposphere extends from a certain place...
Tropospheric ozone - Wikipedia
Absorption (electromagnetic radiation)
In physics, absorption of electromagnetic radiation is the way in which the energy of a photon is taken up by matter, typically the electrons of an atom. Thus, the electromagnetic energy is transforme...
Thermopause
The thermopause is the atmospheric boundary of Earth's energy system, located at the top of the thermosphere. Below this, the atmosphere is defined to be active on the insolation received, due to the ...
Ice cloud
An ice cloud is a colloid of ice particles dispersed in air. The term has been used to describe clouds of both water ice and carbon dioxide ice on Mars. Such clouds can be sufficiently large and den...
Atmosphere of Uranus
The atmosphere of Uranus, like those of the larger gas giants, Jupiter and Saturn, is composed primarily of hydrogen and helium. At depth it is significantly enriched in volatiles (dubbed "ices") such...
Atmosphere of Uranus - Wikipedia
Atmosphere of Jupiter
The atmosphere of Jupiter is the largest planetary atmosphere in the Solar System. It is mostly made of molecular hydrogen and helium in roughly solar proportions; other chemical compounds are present...
Atmosphere of Jupiter - Wikipedia
Mars regional atmospheric modeling system
The Mars Regional Atmospheric Modeling System (MRAMS) is a computer program that simulates the circulations of the Martian atmosphere at regional and local scales. MRAMS, developed by Scot Rafkin and ...
Extraterrestrial vortex
Extraterrestrial cyclones are cyclones found on other planets.
Venus has two large long-lived pairs of inverted anticyclones, one pair near each pole (polar vortexes), discovered in 2006 by the Ve...
Extraterrestrial vortex - Wikipedia
Great Red Spot
The atmosphere of Jupiter is the largest planetary atmosphere in the Solar System. It is mostly made of molecular hydrogen and helium in roughly solar proportions; other chemical compounds are present...
Great Red Spot - Wikipedia