Rare rainbow-coloured 'mother-of-pearl' clouds seen in Norway

Sky watchers were in for a pleasant surprise when they spotted rare rainbow-coloured 'mother-of-pearl' clouds in the Norwegian skies.

Technique that sprays water in air to bring rain

Clouds form when water droplets gather on dust or other particles in the air. Increasing the amount of salt particles in the atmosphere allows more of these water droplets to form the clouds denser and more reflective.

NASA to study clouds, dust from space station using CATS
NASA to study clouds, dust from space station using CATS

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: NASA scientists have developed an instrument called the Cloud-Aerosol Transport System (CATS) with an aim to study the layers and composition of clouds and other atmospheric particles like dust, smoke and aerosols.

Small space rocks wiped out Earth's primitive atmosphere

A relentless blitz of small space rocks may have bombarded Earth around the time the Moon was formed, kicking up clouds of gas with enough force to permanently eject small portions of the atmosphere into space, a new study has found.

NASA observatory spots giant filament on the Sun
NASA observatory spots giant filament on the Sun

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, which keeps a tab on the sun 24 hours a day, has observed a snaking, extended filament of solar material on the front portion of the sun, NASA said in a statement.

About two-third of stars were born in clusters
About two-third of stars were born in clusters

A new research has revealed that about two-third of stars within 81 light years of Earth were born in clusters.

NASA rover tracks cloud formation on Mars
NASA rover tracks cloud formation on Mars

NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover has given an all new hope to the possibility of life on Mars with the discovery of clouds on the Mars atmosphere.  

Cloudy Thursday in Delhi

It was a cloudy Thursday morning here with a minimum temperature of 27 degrees Celsius, the season`s average.

New method to extract drinkable water from clouds and fog discovered

A Princeton University grad student has discovered a way to extract drinkable water from clouds and fog.

New technique beams lasers into clouds to make it rain

Researchers have developed a new technique that may one day aim a high-energy laser beam into clouds to make it rain or trigger lightning.

Clouds circling supermassive black holes spotted

Astronomers have reported seeing huge clouds of gas orbiting supermassive black holes at the centers of galaxies.

Pollution leads to brighter clouds, cooler climate

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

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.

Clouds to help tame hurricanes

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

Can clouds help ease global warming?

Scientists discovered key bacterial genes that influence sulfur gas flux from seawater.

Clouds dampen forecast for Endeavour launch

The 30-year space shuttle program will end for good after final launch by Atlantis, planned for June.

Global warming to turn clouds into heat traps

Warmer temperatures mean clouds trap more heat, which in turn leads to even more warming.

Clouds could make global warming worse

Response of clouds to rising sea surface temperatures amplifies the warming trend.

Jet aircraft blow holes in clouds to cause snow or rain

Jet aircraft make odd-shaped holes in clouds and cause rain or snow as they climb or descend in the skies under certain atmospheric conditions.

Clouds but no rain in Delhi, says weather office

The weather office forecast a cloudy warm day for Delhi Thursday but said no rain was expected.