NASA wants you to identify night-time earth images

NASA has an amazing collection of thousands of night photos of the earth and now the US space agency has asked for the public inputs in categorising them and creating an open atlas.

Burrowing animals may have been pivotal in stabilizing Earth`s oxygen

A new study evolution of the first burrowing animals may have played a major role in stabilizing oxygen on Earth.

Sunderbans mangrove trees losing capacity to absorb CO2: Study

The vast mangrove forest in the Sunderbans is fast losing its capacity to absorb carbon dioxide, one of the main greenhouse gases, from the atmosphere due to rise in the salinity of water, rampant deforestation and pollution, a study has found.

Can tiny ants save us from global warming?

Ants may be one of the earth`s most powerful biological climate brokers, a study claims.

Why sun`s atmosphere is hotter than its surface revealed

NASA has recently gathered information that could explain the mystery relating to why sun`s atmosphere is hotter than its surface.

NASA to study ocean ecology

In a bid to improve satellite-based estimation of atmospheric carbon dioxide absorption by the oceans, NASA is embarking on a coordinated ship and aircraft observation campaign off the Atlantic coast of the US this week.

Ants can trap carbon for us

The tiny ants may be derided by all, but they play a very important role in making the earth habitable by assisting in the gradual reduction of atmospheric carbon dioxide.

How Earth avoided global warming in the past

A new study has revealed that development of a huge mountain range in the middle of the ancient supercontinent, Pangea helped Earth to avoid huge rise in atmospheric CO2 last time.

Sunsets on Saturn`s moon Titan help understand hazy atmosphere of exoplanets

Scientists working with data from NASA`s Cassini mission have used Saturn`s smog-enshrouded moon Titan as a stand-in to develop a new way to understand the atmospheres of exoplanets.

Missing Xenon gas may be resting in earth`s belly: Study

The missing noble gas Xenon did not leave atmosphere and disappeared into space but may be resting at earth`s core, a thrilling study reveals.

Mars` thin atmosphere may have led to its cold, dry conditions

Researchers suggest that Mars` thin atmosphere might have led to its cold, dry conditions.

Aerosols in atmosphere tend to weaken hurricanes and cyclones

A new study has shown that aerosols in the atmosphere produced from human activities tend to weaken hurricane or tropical cyclones.

Four new ozone-depleting gases found in atmosphere

A new study has found four new man-made gases in the atmosphere which are destroying the ozone layer.

Source of climate-active organic aerosol particles discovered

Researchers have discovered source of climate-active organic aerosol particles, which are extremely low-volatile organic compounds consisting of relatively large molecules which contain an almost equal number of carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen atoms.

Large, older trees grow faster and store more carbon than younger ones

A new study has revealed that the growth of most trees accelerates as they age, which suggests that large, old trees may play an unexpectedly dynamic role in removing carbon from the atmosphere.

Older trees grow faster and store more carbon than younger ones

A new study has revealed that the growth of most trees accelerates as they age, which suggests that large, old trees may play an unexpectedly dynamic role in removing carbon from the atmosphere.

Van Allen probes resolve mystery in Earth`s upper atmosphere

Researchers have claimed to have resolved decades of scientific controversy over the origin of the extremely energetic particles known as ultra-relativistic electrons in the Earth`s near-space environment.

Decades-old mystery in Earth`s upper atmosphere solved

Researchers have claimed to have resolved decades of scientific controversy over the origin of the extremely energetic particles known as ultra-relativistic electrons in the Earth`s near-space environment.

Amber could help study evolution of Earth`s atmosphere

Researchers analyzed modern and fossil plant resins to reconstruct the composition of the Earth`s atmosphere of the last 220 million.

Scientists unlock the mystery of Earth`s formation

New insights gleaned from volcanic rock have helped scientists unlock the mystery of how our planet evolved 4.5 billion years ago.