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World Meteorological Day: Understanding clouds that play a pivotal role in weather forecasts, warnings

World Meteorological Day: Understanding clouds that play a pivotal role in weather forecasts, warnings

The theme for this year's World Meteorological Day is 'understanding clouds', which highlights the enourmous importance of clouds for weather climate and water.

Mar 23, 2017, 10:28 AM IST
Stunning view of Earth's night lights captured from space – See pic!

Stunning view of Earth's night lights captured from space – See pic!

The stunning view was taken when ISS was passing over the island nation of Kiribati at the time, about 2600 kilometers (1,600 miles) south of Hawaii.

May 18, 2016, 13:50 PM IST
Clouds blamed for rapid Greenland ice sheet melt

Clouds blamed for rapid Greenland ice sheet melt

Clouds are raising the temperature of the Greenland ice Sheet and accounting for as much as 30 percent of the ice sheet melt, researchers say.

Jan 13, 2016, 12:51 PM IST
Do you know how much does a cloud weigh?

Do you know how much does a cloud weigh?

Clouds may look so light and fluffy, but the fact is that they are actually quite heavy.

Dec 08, 2015, 14:30 PM IST
Clouds blanketing Earth: Check out Scott Kelly's latest capture from space

Clouds blanketing Earth: Check out Scott Kelly's latest capture from space

The astronaut posted the dazzling image on his Twitter account on Wednesday.

Nov 19, 2015, 18:42 PM IST
How magnetic field influences star formation

How magnetic field influences star formation

A new study has provided a deeper insight into how the magnetic field influences star formation on a variety of scales, from hundreds of light-years down to a fraction of a light-year.

Mar 31, 2015, 14:20 PM IST

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.

Dec 23, 2014, 17:36 PM IST

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.

Dec 17, 2014, 18:52 PM IST
NASA to study clouds, dust from space station using CATS

NASA to study clouds, dust from space station using CATS

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Dec 09, 2014, 03:13 AM IST

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.

Dec 03, 2014, 16:00 PM IST
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.

Oct 04, 2014, 13:40 PM IST
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.

Sep 25, 2014, 19:40 PM IST
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.  

Sep 07, 2014, 00:51 AM IST

Cloudy Thursday in Delhi

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

Jul 24, 2014, 10:46 AM IST

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.

May 30, 2014, 19:50 PM IST

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.

Apr 20, 2014, 16:23 PM IST

Clouds circling supermassive black holes spotted

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

Feb 20, 2014, 15:31 PM IST

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.

May 06, 2013, 15:47 PM IST

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.

Apr 04, 2013, 12:49 PM IST

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.

Aug 24, 2012, 14:05 PM IST