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Newly discovered shark species inject glowing clouds from pockets

A tiny shark, discovered in the Gulf of Mexico with mysterious pouches near its front fins, has emerged as a new species, scientists say. The aptly named American Pocket Shark, or Mollisquama mississippiensis, uses the bags to spray small shining clouds into the ocean. According to R. Dean Grubbs, a Florida State University scientist who was not involved in the …

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New species found in the Gulf: Pocket sized shark splashing luminous clouds

NEW ORLEANS – A pocket-sized pocket-shark found in the Gulf of Mexico has emerged as a new species. And the mysterious pouches after which he was named, near his front fins? Scientists say they inject small glowing clouds into the ocean. Researchers from the Gulf and New York have the style of the American shark or Mollisquama (mah-lihs-KWAH-muh) mississippiensis (MISS-ih-sip) …

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Large ash clouds descend to the east and south of the volcano at 63,000 and 55,000 feet altitude / VolcanoDiscovery

Ulawun Volcano Ulawun (also known locally as the "Father") is a symmetric large stratovolcano on New Britain Island. It rises majestically above the north coast of New Britain over a low saddle northeast of the Bamu volcano, the South Son. Ulawun is one of the most active and dangerous volcanoes in Papua New Guinea. With a height of 2334 m, …

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Rare Kelvin-Helmholtz wave clouds over Smith Mountain Lake, Virginia

Kelvin-Helmholtz wave clouds on Tuesday at Smith Mountain Lake in Virginia. (Amy Christie Hunter on Facebook) Like giant breakwaters in the ocean surf, magnificent cloudbursts crashed over Smith Mountain Lake in Virginia on Tuesday night. These rare clouds, known as Kelvin-Helmholtz instability waves, were spotted and photographed around 8:30 pm by Amy Christie Hunter. "It was the coolest cloud formation …

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Meteors that crash on Mars create mysterious, smoky clouds

The NASA Curiosity Rover sees clouds on Mars. NASA / JPL-Caltech / York University The Mars InSight Lander of NASA and the Curiosity Rover have observed a lot of sky and have sent back beautiful views of blurred clouds. It does not rain on Mars but we could be closer to finding out how the cold, barren planet can have …

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Look through the night of the Father's Day of the Clouds to see this sight in the sky

15th June 2019 Share: Father's Day celebrations conclude with a full strawberry moon, the first full moon in June, and the last full moon of spring. However, thunderstorms and partly cloudy skies make observation difficult in some parts of the United States. Rain will plague the southern plains through the Mid-Mississippi Valley and the Ohio Valley until late Sunday night, …

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Rare noctilucent clouds, the highest clouds of the earth discovered over the weekend in the northern United States

On Sunday, June 9, 2019, noctilucent clouds were visible in Roseburg, Oregon. (Photo by Gail Horak of Roseburg, Oregon) In recent days, rare noctilucent clouds have been visible in the northern USA. These clouds form in the mesosphere, almost 80 kilometers above the ground. Noctilucent clouds are best seen at dawn and dawn when the sun is 6 to 16 …

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Take a moment to admire these passing clouds on Mars

Marswolken from the perspective of Curiosity on May 7, 2019. GIF: NASA / JPL-Caltech Life can be stressful and tedious. To alleviate your tormented thoughts, we present some stunning photos of clouds on Mars recently captured by the NASA Curiosity Rover. Curiosity is currently exploring the lower regions of Mount Sharp at Gale Crater, where some important drilling will be …

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