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The mysteries of the night shining clouds earth

-> View at EarthSky community photos. | Noctilucent – or Night glow – Clouds shortly after midnight on June 16, 2020. Nature photographer Ruslan Merzlyakov in Limfjord, Denmark, said these clouds were: “… disturbed by the turbulence at high altitude.” Thank you, Ruslan! Every year – from May to August in the northern hemisphere and from November to February in …

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Scientists are trying to lighten the clouds to protect the Great Barrier Reef

Warmer seas caused by climate change have damaged the health of the Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest coral system Map of Eastern Australia with the Great Barrier Reef Bleaching occurs when healthy corals are stressed by changes in sea temperatures 3/3 DIA An ambitious “cloud lightening” experiment was conducted over the Australian Great Barrier Reef at an early stage, …

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NASA has just confirmed that there are water clouds over the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa

A team of researchers at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, has confirmed traces of water vapor over the surface of Jupiter's icy moon Europa. And that's a big deal, since the tiny space rock is one of the highest-priority targets in NASA's search for extraterrestrial life, according to the agency. "While scientists have not been able to …

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Stingray Glider to explore the clouds of Venus

Venus is colloquially referred to as the "Twin of the Earth" because of its similarities with our planet. However, it is not surprising that scientists do not know much about Venus. Between the hot and hellish landscape, the extremely dense atmosphere and the clouds of sulphurous rain, it is virtually impossible to explore the atmosphere and surface of the planet. …

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Arctic clouds can come from microbes on the sea floor

Phytoplankton bloom in the Chukchi Sea in 2018. (Norman Kuring / NASA Ocean Color Web, using Landsat data from the US Geological Survey) The Arctic: Bacteria from the seafloor. When tiny, plant-like marine microbes known as phytoplankton die off, their bodies sink to the bottom of the sea and become food for the bacteria living there. New observations in the …

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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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