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Posts tagged clouds

April 21, 2014

 

An astronaut floats in a space suit.

Going Up

On this edition of A Moment Of Science, we check out some of the atmosphere's many layers.

May 29, 2013

 

venus in transition

Volcanos On Venus!

The European Space Agency's Venus Express orbiter discovered evidence of volcanic eruptions that occurred as recently as several thousand years ago.

December 26, 2012

 

hurricane irene from space

Is There Anyway To Make Hurricanes Less Intense?

It seems like every year, hurricanes are getting bigger and more dangerous. Is there any way to make hurricanes less intense?

May 24, 2012

 

the sun on a day when the sky in blue

Particle Discovered Which Could Cool The Planet

Scientists in England and the United States have made a breakthrough in understanding the relationship between clouds and climate.

January 19, 2012

 

clouds in the sky

Why Are Clouds White?

Clouds can range in color from brilliant white to almost black. Why?

June 2, 2011

 

lightening striking close to homes

Thunderstorms Operate In Cycles

On a summer day, a thunderstorm can appear out of nowhere and disappear just as fast. What causes a storm to change so suddenly?

November 19, 2009

 

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Raindrops Of Many Sizes

Why are raindrops different sizes when they fall from the sky?

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?

December 10, 2008

 

Assortment of contrails

Airplane Contrails

Why do airplanes sometimes leave long white contrails behind?

October 22, 2008

 

Steaming pot on stove

Clouds in the Kitchen

Steam is water that's heated to two hundred twelve degrees Fahrenheit. Believe it or not, steam is invisible--you can see right through it!

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