An unexpected volcanic eruption from Raikoke Volcano sent ash and volcanic gases over the North Pacific Ocean. Even astronauts from the ISS had a chance to capture images of the volcano's rare eruption.
Earth/Environment June 28, 2019
Harvard scientists experiment on a new way of reversing climate change by spraying small packets of calcium carbonate into the stratosphere. The effect will dim the skies, similar to what happens after a volcanic eruption.
Earth/Environment December 6, 2018
Injecting sulfates into the lower atmosphere every year could offset the warming effects by greenhouse gases. However, according to a new study, it would be very costly to carry out the project in addition to potential environmental consequences.
Earth/Environment November 23, 2018
To control the faster warming of Earth, merely reducing greenhouse gases will not work. One more way is stratospheric cooling by using light-reflecting aerosols, according to a new study by Harvard researchers who are offering a risk-free aerosol application that will not hurt the ozone layer.
Earth/Environment December 15, 2016
The super pressure balloon of the U.S. space agency was launched on May 17 from New Zealand, fueling hopes that it will stay up there and travel around the globe for 100 days or more. Find out its mission involving the study of black holes and gamma rays.
Space May 20, 2016
United Nations said that the ozone hole has swelled up to the size of Russia and Canada combined. The reason for the hole expansion is due to meteorological conditions, including extreme cold temperatures.
Animals November 3, 2015
World View Enterprises reports that it has completed the test flight of a scaled-down version of its balloon-powered passenger capsule at a site in northern Arizona over the weekend. The company said the successful testing of the model brings it one step closer to launching its near-space exploration service.
Animals October 28, 2015
Hubble spots a layer of atmosphere on a massive, boiling-hot exoplanet that works like Earth's stratosphere. The finding ends the debate about whether massive, burning-hot exoplanets could maintain such an atmosphere, researchers say.
Space June 11, 2015
Daniel Bowman, a graduate student from the University of North Carolina, was able to capture mysterious infra-sonic sounds using ultra-sensitive microphones attached to his research balloon. The study was part of the High Altitude Student Platform conducted by NASA and the Louisiana Space Consortium each year.
Space May 7, 2015
Milton Wainwright is at it again with his claims that aliens exist. This time, he makes a stronger – if similar – case for extraterrestrial life.
Space April 7, 2015
Comet dust found in Antarctica could open up new worlds to researchers, but what can it tell us about life on Earth?
Space December 10, 2014
Sierra Nevada Corporation partners with Stratolaunch, files a lawsuit against NASA after not being awarded a contract. What is their plan to bring American astronauts back into space?
Space October 2, 2014