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Jun 23, 2014 06:56 PM ET // Jason Major
Mars' dusty atmosphere has surprised scientists. Continue reading →
Mar 11, 2014 02:51 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The European Space Agency's Venus Express orbiter has spotted a very terrestrial phenomenon in the high-altitude cloud cover of Earth's hellish 'sister' world. Continue reading →
Jan 13, 2014 09:12 PM ET // Jason Major
Observations by ESA's Venus Express confirm the presence of high-altitude waves kicked up by surface features far below. Continue reading →
Jan 10, 2014 01:34 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Could the stormy atmospheres of exoplanets and brown dwarfs be hothouses for the formation of prebiotic molecules?
Jan 6, 2014 02:15 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
NASA's Kepler space telescope has discovered a veritable menagerie of alien worlds orbiting other stars, but this most recent exoplanetary find is perhaps one of the strangest.
Jan 2, 2014 04:54 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Hubble has been used to probe the atmospheres of two exoplanets, revealing that even exotic new worlds have grey days. Continue reading →
Jun 3, 2013 06:13 PM ET // Markus Hammonds
The JAXA telescope due to be launched later this year will watch with x-ray eyes to see how the solar wind eats away at the atmospheres of our neighboring planets. Continue reading →
May 6, 2013 02:01 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Astronomers may not be able to sample an exoplanet directly, but they have analyzed a hot-Jupiter's atmosphere in the 'perfect lab exoperiment.' Continue reading →