Scientists are exploring the idea that diamonds rain down from the skies on Saturn and Jupiter. Methane exists in abundance in the atmospheres of these planets, and lighting storms turn this methane into soot (which is pure carbon). 148 more words
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The Sun’s ghostly glow highlights spots in its atmosphere where material simmers at 1.5 million kelvin.
Huge ripples in Earth’s atmosphere called Rossby waves help to steer the planet’s jet streams and weather patterns. 778 more words
Research programme will send aerosol injections into the earth’s upper atmosphere to study the risks and benefits of a future solar tech-fix for climate change