Tag Archives: earth atmosphere

Early Planet Earth Had Thinner Atmosphere Than Today: Study

Reversing the age-old belief, scientists found that the young Earth atmospheric pressure 2.7 billion years ago was less than half of today’s. In fact, it earth had a thicker atmosphere than today’s, said Indian-origin scientist Sanjoy Som from the University of Washington. In a paper published in Nature Geoscience, Som and his team used bubbles trapped in 2.7 billion-year-old rocks ...

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Sun Emitted Solar Flare on Oct. 1: NASA

The sun emitted a mid-level solar flare, which reached its peak at 8:13 p.m. EDT on Oct. 1, 2015, said NASA. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, which watches the sun constantly, captured an image of the event and the solar flares were seen as powerful bursts of radiation. Harmful radiation from a flare cannot pass through Earth’s atmosphere to physically affect ...

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What is Russian Spacecraft Progress 59?

The Russian Progress resupply mission that went out of control on Tuesday hours after its launch was an unmanned version of the Soyuz spacecraft that is used to carry cargo supplies and fuel to the International Space Station, similar to such missions undertaken by NASA regularly on SpaceX and Orbital spacecraft. The Progress is important since it can raise the ...

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Exoplanets More Like Earth with Day and Night, Possibly Host Life, Say Scientists

Exoplanets or planets outside our solar system are more likely to have water and atmosphere for a coducive and hospitable life than previously thought, suggest University of Toronto scientists. “Planets with potential oceans could have a climate that is much more similar to Earth’s than previously expected,” said Jeremy Leconte of the Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA), part of ...

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