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Dark and Stormy Jupiter

Dark and Stormy Jupiter This image captures the intensity of the jets and vortices in Jupiter’s North North Temperate Belt. NASA’s Juno spacecraft took this color-enhanced image at 10:31 p.m. PDT on May 23, 2018 (1:31 a.m. EDT on May 24), as Juno performed its 13th close flyby of Jupiter.…

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A view of the Atlantis, seaborne research vessel for the North Atlantic Aerosols and Marine Ecosystems Study. Credits: Photo courtesy of Nicole Estaphan

Tiny Sea Creatures Hold Secrets to Earth’s Climate

Tiny Sea Creatures Hold Secrets to Earth’s Climate Each new season brings change. Seasonal change on land is something that we’re familiar with and adjust to regularly. But what happens to billions of plankton in the ocean each season? How do they adjust to changing sunlight patterns and mixing of…

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Asperitas cloud over Newtonia, Missouri, US. © Elaine Patrick, Cloud Appreciation Society Member 31940.

How to discover a new ‘species’ of cloud – a sky spotter’s guide

How to discover a new ‘species’ of cloud – a sky spotter’s guide Asperitas cloud over Newtonia, Missouri, US. © Elaine Patrick, Cloud Appreciation Society Member 31940. Graeme Marlton, University of Reading Clouds form in a multitude of different shapes and sizes, their infinite combinations and position across the sky…

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During the GLOBE cloud observation challenge, citizen scientists of all ages can make up to 10 cloud observations per day using the GLOBE Observer app or one of the other data entry options (for trained GLOBE members). Credits: NASA/Jessica Taylor

Calling All Cloud Gazers: NASA Needs Your Help!

Calling All Cloud Gazers: NASA Needs Your Help! It’s almost spring, the time of year when the looming change in seasons could lead to some pretty fascinating cloud activity in the sky. NASA and the GLOBE Program are asking for your help by taking part in a citizen science cloud…

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High Above Jupiter’s Clouds

High Above Jupiter’s Clouds NASA’s Juno spacecraft was a little more than one Earth diameter from Jupiter when it captured this mind-bending, color-enhanced view of the planet’s tumultuous atmosphere. Jupiter completely fills the image, with only a hint of the terminator (where daylight fades to night) in the upper right…

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Wispy clouds float across the Martian sky taken on July 17, 2017, by the Navcam on NASA's Curiosity Mars rover. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/York University

Watch Martian Clouds Scoot, Thanks to NASA’s Curiosity

Watch Martian Clouds Scoot, Thanks to NASA’s Curiosity Wispy, early-season clouds resembling Earth’s ice-crystal cirrus clouds move across the Martian sky in some new image sequences from NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover. These clouds are the most clearly visible so far from Curiosity, which landed five years ago this month about…

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During the eclipse, scientists will take ground measurements in Casper, Wyoming, and Columbia, Missouri. Credits: NASA/Katy Mersmann

NASA Looks to Solar Eclipse to Help Understand Earth’s Energy System

NASA Looks to Solar Eclipse to Help Understand Earth’s Energy System It was midafternoon, but it was dark in an area in Boulder, Colorado on Aug. 3, 1998. A thick cloud appeared overhead and dimmed the land below for more than 30 minutes. Well-calibrated radiometers showed that there were very…

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