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Patchy clouds on Jupiter-like planet discovered

Last Updated: Friday, October 04, 2013, 11:06

Astronomers using data from NASA`s Kepler and Spitzer space telescopes were able to create the first cloud map of a planet that is beyond our solar system, a Jupiter-like world known as Kepler-7b.

Scientists map patchy clouds on alien planet Kepler-7b

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 01, 2013, 10:15

Astronomers using data from NASA`s Kepler and Spitzer space telescopes were able to create the first cloud map of a planet that is beyond our solar system, a Jupiter-like world known as Kepler-7b.

Location of giant gas clouds where stars are born being mapped

Last Updated: Thursday, September 12, 2013, 11:19

Astronomers have started mapping the location of the most massive and mysterious objects in our galaxy - the giant gas clouds where new stars are born.

Humans can control weather using lasers, claim scientists

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 19:06

Humans can manipulate and control the weather by seeding `artificial` clouds, inducing rains and even triggering lightning with the help of lasers, scientists claim.

Spectacular Stellar collisions won`t happen for billions of years from now

Last Updated: Friday, July 12, 2013, 11:10

Astrophysicists from the Astronomical Observatory of the Faculty of Physics at University of Warsaw have found that Stellar collisions between the remains of monstrous stars will not occur until billions of years from now.

Water-ice clouds responsible for odd thermal rhythm on Mars

Last Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2013, 12:12

Using NASA`s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, researchers have found that temperatures in the Martian atmosphere regularly rise and fall not just once each day, but twice.

Best ultraviolet maps of 2 nearest galaxies created

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 04, 2013, 18:16

Astronomers at NASA and Pennsylvania State University have used the Swift satellite to create the most detailed ultraviolet light surveys ever of the Large and Small Magellanic Clouds.

Surprising clutch of hydrogen clouds found lurking between nearby galaxies

Last Updated: Thursday, May 09, 2013, 14:05

Astronomers have discovered a never-before-seen cluster of hydrogen clouds strewn between two nearby galaxies, Andromeda (M31) and Triangulum (M33).

Pollution leads to brighter clouds, cooler climate

Last Updated: Monday, May 06, 2013, 15:47

Natural emissions and manmade pollutants can both have an unexpected cooling effect on the world`s climate by making clouds brighter.

Low-level clouds behind Greenland`s record-breaking ice melt in 2012

Last Updated: Thursday, April 04, 2013, 12:49

The culprit that caused the record-shattering level of ice melting in Greenland in 2012 may have been low, thin clouds, a new study has revealed.

Evaporating exoplanet ejects dust clouds

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 19:17

Data from NASA’s Kepler satellite has provided clear evidence that a faraway exoplanet is falling apart.

Clouds to help tame hurricanes

Last Updated: Friday, August 24, 2012, 14:05

Hurricanes are among the most destructive natural forces on earth, but now scientists are working to tame their fury - through clouds.