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‘Hycean’ exoplanets could be home to the alien life we’ve been searching for
Astronomers could detect the first hints of microbial life outside our solar system in just a few years.
Enjoy breathing oxygen? Thank the moon.
The air we breathe may be the result of a chance collaboration between microbes and the moon.
Diamonds contain remnants of Earth’s ancient atmosphere
To us, they may be beautiful lumps of carbon—but to scientists, they’re 2.7-billion-year-old time capsules.
Why aren’t there more super Earth-sized exoplanets? Astronomers think they’ve figured it out.
Mid-sized exoplanets seem to only appear after shedding their atmospheres over billions of years.
Astronomers cooked up alien atmospheres in an oven
The secret ingredient is meteorite powder.
Is blocking out the sun a good solution to the climate crisis?
We should work out the consequences of filling the sky with sulfur before doing so, researchers urge.
Wildfire smoke travels far but never really disappears
Even after the densest clouds disperse, the effects from smoke last longer and travel farther than you might think.
These rare blue clouds could be headed your way
But is that a good thing?
Drones will fly into the path of the eclipse to study weather
As the sky goes dark, robots will conduct atmospheric science.
Why we have more and more days without frost
Foot loose and frost-free.