“Newer, nimbler, faster:” Venus probe will search for signs of life in clouds of sulfuric acid

Credit: CC0 Public Domain With multiple rovers landed and a mission set to return samples to Earth, Mars has dominated the search for life in the solar system for decades. But Venus has some fresh attention coming its way. In a new report published today, a team led by MIT researchers lays out the scientific … Read more

Virgin Orbit’s Next Mission ‘Above The Clouds’ Enters Launch Prep – SatNews

Coming off flawless back-to-back launches, the Virgin Orbit team has settled into a steady flight preparation rhythm with LauncherOne. The fully assembled rocket that will carry our next customers’ satellites to space left our rocket factory in Long Beach and headed up to the bare concrete pad at the Mojave Air and Space Port that … Read more

NASA airborne laboratory flies through clouds to uncover surprising ocean link

The view from the DC-8 research aircraft as flies through the marine boundary layer, the portion of the atmosphere close to the ocean’s surface where the ocean affects processes like cloud formation. Sam Hall Jetting through the sky in a NASA aircraft, scientists discovered that about one-third of fresh cloud seedlings that originate in the … Read more

Rare Exoplanet Clouds Appear on NASA Hubble Space Telescope’s Data! But, They Don’t Contain Water

Some rare exoplanet clouds were discovered using NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. These new clouds are floating in the atmosphere of an exoplanet called WASP-127b. (Photo : Photo credit should read -/AFP via Getty Images)Picture released 04 October 2006 by the European Space Agency shows an artist’s impression of a unique type of exoplanet discovered with … Read more

NASA Satellites Show How Clouds Respond to Arctic Sea Ice Change | Weather Blog

Clouds are one of the biggest wildcards in predictions of how much and how fast the Arctic will continue to warm in the future. Depending on the time of the year and the changing environment in which they form and exist, clouds can both act to warm and cool the surface below them. For decades, … Read more

Review of The White Lotus, a journey through paradise that clouds the human being

Review of The White Lotus, the six-episode HBO miniseries created by Mike White that is now available in full on the streaming platform. The White Lotus It is one of those series that seems to be explained as plate tectonics: colossi enter the scene that are going to collide until one is above the other, … Read more

Clouds and Haze over Malay Peninsula

An astronaut onboard the International Space Station (ISS) took this photo while orbiting over Thailand and Malaysia. This region of the world is not often photographed from space due to persistent clouds. While still cloudy, this view offers a rare peek at both coasts of the Malay Peninsula. This photo was taken near the end … Read more

Mars helicopter kicks up ‘cool’ dust clouds — and unexpected science

NASA’s Ingenuity helicopter is the first spacecraft to successfully achieve controlled flight on another planet.Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU/MSSS Ingenuity, NASA’s pint-sized Mars helicopter, has kicked up some surprising science on its flights over the red planet. When whizzing through the Martian air, its blades sometimes stir up a dust cloud that envelops and travels along with the … Read more