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Gas 'finger' points to galaxies' future
Like a fork piercing a fried egg, a giant finger of hydrogen gas is poking through our Milky Way Galaxy from outside, astronomers using CSIRO radio telescopes at Parkes and Narrabri have found. (2008-02-04)
Pyrocumulus cloud billows from New Mexico fire
On June 12, 2013, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer on NASA's Aqua satellite captured this image of the Silver fire burning east of Silver City, N.M. (2013-06-17)
Swirling ammonia lies below Jupiter's thick clouds
Using radio waves, astronomers have been able to peer through Jupiter's thick clouds, gaining insights into the gas giant's atmosphere, a new study reports. (2016-06-02)
New HOLODEC study in Science on using holography to better understand clouds
Michigan Tech researchers use a real life HOLODEC (yes, said like the Star Trek holodeck). (2015-10-01)
Bursting 'bubbles' the origin of galactic gas clouds
Like bubbles bursting on the surface of a glass of champagne, (2010-05-27)
Milky Way sidelined in galactic tug-of-war
The Magellanic Stream is an arc of hydrogen gas spanning more than 100 degrees of the sky behind the Milky Way's neighbor galaxies, the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds. (2010-09-29)
Cracks in Arctic sea ice turn low clouds on and off
The prevailing view has been that more leads are associated with more low-level clouds during winter. (2020-01-10)
Clouds Foretell Biggest Ozone Hole Ever
Naval researchers report that unusually extensive stratospheric clouds over the South Pole set the stage for the near-record-size hole in Antarctica's ozone layer reported earlier this year by NASA and NOAA scientists. (1999-01-21)
Volcanic ash detector boosts air safety
An Australian collaboration is working to commercialise the world's first detector to warn pilots of volcanic ash clouds in their flight paths. (2001-02-15)
The Scream: What were those colorful, wavy clouds in Edvard Munch's famous painting?
What inspired the iconic red-and-yellow sky in The Scream, the painting by Norwegian artist Edvard Munch that sold for a record $119.9 million in 2012? (2018-07-23)
Airplanes make clouds brighter
Clouds may have a net warming or cooling effect on climate. (2016-06-22)
At long last, a 3D picture of an interstellar cloud, a clue to star formation
A duo of astronomers has accomplished a difficult feat: determining the 3D structure of an interstellar cloud, the birth site of stars. (2018-05-10)
Astronomers discover clue to origin of Milky Way gas clouds
A study of hydrogen gas clouds in two different regions of the Milky Way shows that they are much more abundant above areas of intense star formation, indicating they are blown away from the galaxy's plane by stellar winds and supernova explosions. (2010-05-26)
Scientists accurately model the action of aerosols on clouds
Global climate is a tremendously complex phenomenon, and researchers are making painstaking progress, year by year, to try to develop ever more accurate models. (2018-03-08)
Rare high-altitude clouds found on Mars
Planetary scientists have discovered the highest clouds above any planetary surface. (2006-08-28)
Notre Dame astrophysicists identify missing fuel for galactic star formation
A new study by University of Notre Dame astrophysicists concludes that the Milky Way will have the fuel to continue forming stars, thanks to massive clouds of ionized gas raining down from its halo and intergalactic space. (2011-08-25)
Thin tropical clouds cool the climate
Thin clouds at about 5 km altitude are more ubiquitous in the tropics than previously thought and they have a substantial cooling effect on climate. (2016-08-17)
NASA's Landsat satellite looks for a cloud-free view
For decades, Landsat satellites have documented the desiccation of the Aral Sea in Central Asia. (2013-05-22)
Peeking into our galaxy's stellar nursery
Astronomers have long turned their telescopes to the wide swaths of interstellar medium to get a look at the formation and birth of stars. (2015-10-05)
The secret to improving liquid crystal's mechanical performance
In a paper published in EPJ E, Patrick Oswald from the École Normale Supérieure of Lyon, France, and Lubor Lejček from the Czech Academy of Sciences have theoretically calculated the static and dynamical properties of the Cottrell clouds, which form around edge dislocations in liquid crystals of the smectic A variety. (2017-10-11)
Satellite spots remnants of ex-Tropical Cyclone Celia
Tropical Cyclone Celia weakened to a remnant low pressure area. (2016-07-18)
Map of galactic clouds where stars are born takes shape
A UNSW-led team of astronomers has completed the first stage of a map of the location of the most massive and mysterious objects in our galaxy -- the giant gas clouds where new stars are born. (2013-09-10)
Conceptual model can explain how thunderstorm clouds bunch together
Understanding how the weather and climate change is one of the most important challenges in science today. (2019-06-25)
What is a cloud? Scientists still searching for a clear-sky definition
All through the ages, humans have dreamily gazed at those shape-shifting cotton-balls floating gently across the sky-the clouds. (2005-12-05)
NASA satellite sees Olaf stretch out and fizzle over northwestern mainland Mexico
Tropical Storm Olaf wasn't given much of a chance when he was born, and he never did make it to hurricane strength before fizzling out late Saturday night. (2009-10-05)
NASA sees Tropical Depression Polo winding down
Infrared satellite imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite showed only a swirl of low-level clouds some deep clouds around Polo's weakening center on Sept. (2014-09-22)
NASA's spots extra-tropical cyclone Conson in Sea of Okhotsk
NASA's Terra satellite captured an image of extra-tropical cyclone Conson's clouds spread Japan's northern most island, the Sea of Okhotsk and Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula. (2016-08-15)
Satellite still shows Sandy's remnant clouds over eastern Canada and the northeastern US
Satellite imagery from Nov. 2 showed that Sandy's remnant clouds continue to linger over Canada and the northeastern US. (2012-11-02)
Star formation project maps nearby interstellar clouds
Astronomers have captured new, detailed maps of three nearby interstellar gas clouds containing regions of ongoing high-mass star formation. (2020-03-23)
Scientist proposes explanation for puzzling property of night-shining clouds at the edge of space
An explanation for a strange property of noctilucent clouds -- thin, wispy clouds hovering at the edge of space at 85 km altitude -- has been proposed by an experimental plasma physicist at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), possibly laying to rest a decades-long mystery. (2008-09-25)
Scientists discover that salty sea spray affects clouds
All over the planet, every day, oceans send plumes of sea spray into the atmosphere. (2015-12-22)
No stars in the clouds
A team of astronomers from the University of Pittsburgh and the Universitäts-Sternwarte München in Munich, Germany, announced today in a paper presented at the meeting of the American Astronomical Society in Washington, D.C., that their search for dwarf galaxies in fast-moving clouds of gas has yielded no results, leading them to suggest alternative avenues of research to find the supposedly (2006-01-10)
NASA sees high clouds fill Typhoon Noru's eye
NASA's Terra satellite passed over Typhoon Noru early on Aug. (2017-08-03)
Predicting the weather on Titan?
Using recent Cassini, Huygens and Earth-based observations, scientists have been able to create a computer model which explains the formation of several types of ethane and methane clouds on Titan. (2006-01-23)
Clouds, a weapon against climate change?
Some clouds cool the earth. But how are these clouds formed? (2011-05-11)
Satellite sees Tropical Depression Greg as a ghostly swirl of clouds
Tropical Depression Greg appears as a ghostly swirl of low clouds on satellite imagery from NOAA's GOES-West satellite on July 27. (2017-07-26)
Tiny particles lead to brighter clouds in the tropics
When clouds loft tropical air masses higher in the atmosphere, that air can carry up gases that form into tiny particles, starting a process that may end up brightening lower-level clouds, according to a CIRES-led study published today in Nature. (2019-10-16)
Greenland ice sheet melts more when it's cloudy
Clouds play a bigger role in the melting of the Greenland ice sheet than was previously assumed. (2016-01-12)
Pyrocumulonibus cloud rises up from Canadian wildfires
The Northern Territories in Canada is experiencing one of its worst fire seasons in history. (2014-08-06)
Satellite imagery shows Willa dissipated over Mexico
Satellite data showed a shapeless area of clouds over northeastern Mexico on Oct. (2018-10-24)
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