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Posts tagged atmosphere

January 26, 2012

 

blue sky with clouds

Why The Sky Is Not Blue

This is partly due to pollution, but even in the cleanest air the sky is lighter near the horizon due to the effect of earth's atmosphere on sunlight.

October 17, 2011

 

Orange full moon behind a tree branch

That Spooky Orange Glow

Why is the moon sometimes orange or red? Why is the sky blue? These questions are closely related!

November 29, 2010

 

airplane_sunset

How Much Radiation Are You Exposed To When You Fly?

You are exposed to relatively high doses of radiation from the time you go through security to the moment your plane lands.

September 29, 2010

 

amazon_canopy

Who Are the ‘Archaeologists Of The Air’?

Scientists have found aerosol particles that would have dominated the Earth's pre-industrial atmosphere.

July 27, 2010

 

Titan

Titan’s Atmosphere May Hold Clues For The Origin of Life

The study of nitrogen compounds found in Titan's atmosphere may help scientists understand how life originally formed on our own planet.

January 21, 2010

 

A colorful fun house of lights.

How To Lower Your Electricity Bill

Scared to even look at your electricity bill? Learn how to cut costs on this Moment of Science.

September 17, 2009

 

Clouds blocking sun

It’s Raining Bacteria! The Truth About Clouds

Some clouds appear light and fluffy. Others dark and menacing. But are all clouds made of bacteria?

September 15, 2009

 

Wind turbine farm in the evening

Tapping The Jet Stream: A New Energy Source?

Could jet streams be a new energy source to power the world's electricity? Find out on this Moment of Science.

August 18, 2009

 

Coal Power Plant

Energy Alternatives: Solar Power, Biofuels, and… Coal?

Could coal, a carbon-rich fuel, be the key to fixing America's rising gas prices?

July 30, 2009

 

Earth's size compared to Titan

Sailing Titan’s Hydrocarbon Seas

Looking for a seaside vacation spot? Consider Saturn's largest moon, Titan. There's no chance of getting sunburned, but you'll want to take a heavy parka...

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