atmospheres

Met Office Has a New Way to Predict a Big Freeze


September 15th, 2012 - 1:24 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Sept 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A supercomputer can now predict a big freeze weeks in advance. A new software has just been unveiled and it is said to predict the cold snaps ... Read more...

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Recreating planetary sounds from Mars, Venus


April 3rd, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 3 (IANS) Scientists have for the first time recreated the sound of lightning and whirlwinds from Mars and Venus and also how we would hear human voices on ... Read more...

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Human-induced global warming requires long-term study


November 20th, 2011 - 4:09 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 20 (IANS)Isolating the human imprint on global warming amid natural climate fluctuations requires long-term analysis and not short term studies, satellite data reveals.The data indicates that the lower ... Read more...

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Astronomers stumble upon failed dwarf ’stars’


October 12th, 2011 - 4:54 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Oct 12 (IANS) Astronomers have come across over 24 new free-floating brown dwarfs, including a lightweight youngster only about six times heftier than Jupiter, that reside in two young ... Read more...

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Venus has an ozone layer too


October 10th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 10 (IANS) An ozone layer high in the Venusian atmosphere has been discovered by a European Space Agency (ESA) probe.Comparing its properties with those of the equivalent layers ... Read more...

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New device to help confirm Kepler’s planetary candidates


February 15th, 2011 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): The Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) is part of an international collaboration building a new instrument called HARPS-North, which will complement Kepler by helping to confirm and characterize ... Read more...

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Earth-like planets ‘may not be life-friendly’


November 7th, 2010 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 7(ANI): A new study has revealed that planets like the Earth that we thought could support life, might not be life-friendly, and lack a protective magnetic field.According to New Scientist, ... Read more...

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Strange ‘hot spot’ seen on distant exoplanet


October 20th, 2010 - 6:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): In a new study by the NASA team operating the infrared Spitzer Space Telescope a warm spot has been seen in the atmosphere of a 'hot Jupiter' ... Read more...

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Friends are just like family: Barrymore


September 5th, 2010 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 5 (IANS) Hollywood actress Drew Barrymore says her friends are the most important people in her life and she regards them as family. The "Poison Ivy" actress, who is believed to ... Read more...

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Robbie Williams ‘proposed to Ayda Field on their favourite UFO-hunting spot’


August 9th, 2010 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 9 (ANI): Robbie Williams proposed to Ayda Field on their favourite UFO-hunting ground, it has emerged.He popped the question on the tiny island of Santa Catalina, 26 miles off ... Read more...

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Giant comet ’smacked Neptune 200 years ago’


July 24th, 2010 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 24 (ANI): A new research has revealed that Neptune was struck by a giant comet about two centuries ago.The discovery suggests that comet collisions with gas giant planets may ... Read more...

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Scientists find youngest planet outside our solar system


June 11th, 2010 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): Scientists have identified the youngest known planet outside our solar system and established that planets can grow up fast.According to researchers, Beta Pictoris b is already fully ... Read more...

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NASA awards $45 million space technology research and development contract


March 25th, 2010 - 3:49 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON D.C. (BNO NEWS) – NASA awarded a $45 million contract to ERC Inc., of Huntsville, Alabama, for space technology research and development activities at the Ames Research Center at Moffett, California, ... Read more...

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Thousands of new worlds waiting to be identified, say scientists


March 3rd, 2010 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Edinburgh, March 3 (ANI): A report from the Institute of Physics, US, has predicted that an era of planet discovery is dawning that will see thousands of new worlds identified in the ... Read more...

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Inflatable heat shield may protect spacecrafts entering planets’ atmospheres


August 20th, 2009 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 20 (ANI): Scientists have successfully tested an inflatable heat shield, demonstrating for the first time that these light, flexible devices could be used to protect spacecraft on their way through ... Read more...

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Meteor bombardment 4 bln yrs ago may have made Earth more habitable


June 2nd, 2009 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): A new study has suggested that large bombardments of meteorites approximately four billion years ago could have helped to make the early Earth and Mars more habitable for ... Read more...

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Space telescopes may soon start detecting air-breathing aliens in exoplanets


May 18th, 2009 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 18 (ANI): The day is not far when it would be possible to see signs of life on planets far away from our own solar system-thanks to space telescopes that ... Read more...

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Scientists glimpse ‘end of the world’ by analyzing dying stars


April 20th, 2009 - 4:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 20 (ANI): A research into dying stars that once blazed as brightly as the Sun has revealed a glimpse of the 'end of the world', which awaits the Earth billions ... Read more...

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Alligators reveal how dinos survived low oxygen levels


April 17th, 2009 - 3:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 17 (ANI): Scientists have studied alligators to analyze what life may have been like for dinosaurs at low oxygen levels of 12 percent during pre-historic times.The scientists chose the alligator ... Read more...

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World’s biggest telescope will search heavens for planets


April 5th, 2009 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 5 (ANI): Scientists are planning to build a giant telescope that will be powerful enough to identify habitable planets like Earth in distant solar systems.Astronomers claim the European Extremely Large ... Read more...

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Earth cyclones may help explain vortices on Venus


March 15th, 2009 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 15 (ANI): An international team of scientists is studying cyclones on Earth to help them better understand ''superrotating'' vortices on the planet Venus. At cloud top level, the entire ... Read more...

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ESA spacecraft sees ”eerie glow” in night-time atmosphere of Venus


February 25th, 2009 - 2:50 pm ICT by ANI
Paris, Feb 25 (ANI): ESA''s (European Space Agency''s) Venus Express spacecraft has observed an eerie glow in the night-time atmosphere of Venus, which is infrared light coming from nitric oxide. This ... Read more...

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Ocean worlds may be dying stars last haven for life


December 11th, 2008 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 11 (ANI): A new study has suggested that large and distant ocean worlds could provide a last refuge for life around Sun-like stars, long after the heat of the ... Read more...

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Hot Super Earths could host life


July 12th, 2008 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 12 (ANI): A new research has suggested that hot and massive, rocky worlds called super-Earths, may provide the right conditions for life, even those orbiting searingly close to their ... Read more...

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Sterile nano-cosmetics may soon be a reality


May 28th, 2008 - 5:01 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 28 (ANI): American researchers have devised a better way to create "nanoemulsions" i.e. oil-in-water emulsions in which the particles of one liquid are just a few nanometres across.Robert ... Read more...

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Astronomers discover youthful icy objects in outer solar system


April 23rd, 2008 - 1:08 pm ICT by admin
Canberra, April 23 (ANI): Astronomers have found a mysterious clan of icy objects in the outer solar system, which look much younger than their years.According to a report in New ... Read more...

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Texas University unveils world’s most powerful laser


April 8th, 2008 - 3:35 pm ICT by admin
New York, April 8 (IANS) The world's most powerful laser, more dazzling than sunlight on the sun's surface, has been unveiled. Its output is 2,000 times the combined energy generated by all ... Read more...

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New atmospheric modeling on Mars and Venus could have implications for Earth


February 26th, 2008 - 1:04 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): A study by scientists about how the atmospheres of Mars and Venus are affected by carbon monoxide, could help in the atmospheric modeling of both the planets, which ... Read more...

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NASAs Deep Impact begins scouting for alien worlds


February 8th, 2008 - 2:02 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): NASAs Deep Impact spacecraft has begun scouting for alien (exosolar) planets as part of its extended mission, called EPOXI.Earlier, Deep Impact had made history when the mission ... Read more...

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Earth is softer in the middle than previously believed


January 25th, 2008 - 12:54 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 25 (ANI): A new study by scientists has suggested that the lower mantle of the Earth which is the middle section is softer than previously believed.Conducted by scientists from the ... Read more...

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Astronomers discover white dwarf stars with pure carbon atmospheres


November 24th, 2007 - 1:31 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Nov.24 (ANI): Astronomers at the Steward Observatory in the University of Arizona have discovered white dwarf stars with pure carbon atmospheres. The stars were discovered among 10,000 new white dwarf stars ... Read more...

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Dwarf stars with carbon atmosphere discovered


November 22nd, 2007 - 5:38 pm ICT by admin
London, November 22 (ANI): Astronomers have discovered white dwarf stars with pure carbon atmospheres, which they say possibly evolved in a sequence that was unknown before.The astrologers say that the dwarf ... Read more...

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Most Earth-like planet fit for habitation, but neighbour might be


November 14th, 2007 - 8:24 am ICT by admin
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