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May 23, 2016



How Clouds Float

Clouds weigh several tons but stay airy by distributing their weight over a large area.

July 30, 2014


Clouds floating in the sky. The clouds are reflected on the European Parliament building on the left side of the screen. The clouds are reflected by a lake on the right side of the screen.

Floating Clouds

Despite weighing tons, clouds seem to free-float in the air. How do the billowy marvels stay up in the sky?

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?

July 29, 2004


How Clouds Float

Learn how clouds float on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003


Floating Clouds

Clouds form when warm, moist air rises to a greater altitude, causing it to expand and cool. Eventually, water vapor in the cooled air condenses into the droplets that form clouds.

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