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Astronauts have snapped numerous photos of the light show from their unique perch on the International Space Station.
On Jan. 27, scientists on an island in Indonesia launched a weather balloon carrying an ozonesonde – an instrument that measures ozone throughout the layers of Earth’s atmosphere. This was the first ozonesonde launch at the site since 2013.
On Jan. 27, scientists on an island in Indonesia launched a weather balloon carrying an ozonesonde – an instrument that measures ozone throughout the layers of Earth’s atmosphere. This was the first ozonesonde launch at the site since 2013.
NASA researchers have found a small but unexpected decrease in air pollution over some parts of Africa despite growing use of fossil fuels in many countries due to development and economic growth.
Whether the first snowflakes of winter fill you with glee or make you groan, winter snowfall is a crucial water source for drinking, agriculture and hydropower for more than 1 billion people worldwide.
<p>Researchers are puzzling over a distinctive striping pattern in the Central Siberian Plateau.</p>
Photographing an ongoing volcanic eruption anywhere on Earth is a matter of luck for most astronauts, but Kamchatka provides its share of opportunities.
The Namib Desert bears a scar from a meteor impact.
A short-lived resurgence in the emission of ozone depleting pollutants in eastern China will not significantly delay the recovery of Earth’s protective “sunscreen” layer, according to new research published Feb. 10 in Nature.
A short-lived resurgence in the emission of ozone depleting pollutants in eastern China will not significantly delay the recovery of Earth’s protective “sunscreen” layer, according to new research published Feb. 10 in Nature.
In early February, fast solar winds brought beautiful northern lights to North America and Europe.
A geologist’s dream, Gros Morne National Park is one of the few places where you can set foot on the Earth's mantle without digging an inch.
There are hundreds of thousands of oval depressions dotting the Atlantic coastal plain—relicts of a cooler, drier, windier time.
Cameras and sensors on the International Space Station have been helping scientists to characterize the natural light shows produced at the tops of thunderstorms.