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 →
Observations by ESA's Venus Express confirm the presence of high-altitude waves kicked up by surface features far below. Continue reading →
Could the stormy atmospheres of exoplanets and brown dwarfs be hothouses for the formation of prebiotic molecules?
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.
Hubble has been used to probe the atmospheres of two exoplanets, revealing that even exotic new worlds have grey days. Continue reading →
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 →
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 →