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.
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.
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'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.