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Earth’s energy budget is out of balance: How does energy flow and what this means for climate change
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Earth’s energy budget is out of balance: How does energy flow and what this means for climate change

Our climate is determined by these energy flows. When the amount of energy coming in is more than the energy going out, the planet warms up

From WASP-76b's iron rain, Titan's methane lakes to Jupiter's lightning storm: Four cases of alien weather
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From WASP-76b's iron rain, Titan's methane lakes to Jupiter's lightning storm: Four cases of alien weather

In this search for life, astronomers have found a huge variety of potential worlds out there.

Scientists detect water vapour escaping high into the atmosphere from Mars
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Scientists detect water vapour escaping high into the atmosphere from Mars

They detected the vapour by analysing light passing through the Martian atmosphere using an instrument called the Nadir and Occultation for Mars Discovery.

Particulate emission from cooking stays longer in air than earlier thought
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Particulate emission from cooking stays longer in air than earlier thought

This should be taken into account for city planning but should also look at ways air can be better filtered, especially in fast food industries.

Water vapour from Mars is sent high into atmosphere where it gets lost in space
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Water vapour from Mars is sent high into atmosphere where it gets lost in space

Mars continues to lose water today as vapour is transported to high altitudes after sublimating from the frozen polar caps during warmer seasons.

Odd carbon-based molecule found in atmosphere of Saturn's moon Titan
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Odd carbon-based molecule found in atmosphere of Saturn's moon Titan

Instead of oxygen in its atmosphere like Earth, Titan has small amounts of methane, much like the early stages of our home world.

Oceans around the world have captured 10 percent of global carbon emission, new study suggests
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Oceans around the world have captured 10 percent of global carbon emission, new study suggests

The researchers part of the study calculated a time history of ocean-atmosphere CO2 fluxes (or movement) from 1992 to 2018.

Carbon emissions are chilling the atmosphere 90km above Antarctica, at the edge of space
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Carbon emissions are chilling the atmosphere 90km above Antarctica, at the edge of space

In the high atmosphere above Antarctica, carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases do not have the warming effect they do in the lower atmosphere

Where are the airborne plastics? Scientists find they are in the air we breath, the wind and the skies
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Where are the airborne plastics? Scientists find they are in the air we breath, the wind and the skies

Microplastics equivalent to123 million and 300 million plastic bottles rain down in America's western national parks and wilderness areas.

Early Earth had an atmosphere rich in carbon dioxide, claims study looking at ancient meteorites
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Early Earth had an atmosphere rich in carbon dioxide, claims study looking at ancient meteorites

Our planet is pelted with space dust and tiny meteorites daily, which make their way through the atmosphere and collect on the surface.

NASA's HabEx telescope proposed to seek out Earth-like exoplanets in our galaxy
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NASA's HabEx telescope proposed to seek out Earth-like exoplanets in our galaxy

The telescope, if approved, will have a mission life of 5 years and four instruments that will help in its mission.

Swiss startup ClearSpace signs contract with ESA to make space debris-free
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Swiss startup ClearSpace signs contract with ESA to make space debris-free

The mission, ClearSpace-1, is to find and capture Vespa’s upper stage left in orbit after Vega's launch in 2013.

Understanding Saturn's moon Titan's seasons might provide insights about Earth's climate
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Understanding Saturn's moon Titan's seasons might provide insights about Earth's climate

Titan is the only body in the solar system, other than Earth, with a significant atmosphere and liquid surface lakes.

Russian telescope aboard ISS captures short flashes in Earth's atmosphere
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Russian telescope aboard ISS captures short flashes in Earth's atmosphere

The telescope was created by Russia with international participation from Italy and Japan.

Ancient Venus didn't just have flowing oceans, it likely also supported life, research finds
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Ancient Venus didn't just have flowing oceans, it likely also supported life, research finds

The NASA researchers came to this conclusion using a model used to study climate change on Earth.

How we detected water on a potentially habitable exoplanet for the first time
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How we detected water on a potentially habitable exoplanet for the first time

For a planet to be habitable, it needs to be in the habitable zone where water can exist in liquid form.

Sweeping stretches of Arctic forests are burning, ‘unprecedented’ satellite images show
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Sweeping stretches of Arctic forests are burning, ‘unprecedented’ satellite images show

This, after the hottest June on global record, followed by a devastating heatwave in the US & forecast for the same in Europe.

Winter in coming to Pluto: It's atmosphere could be destroyed forever this season
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Winter in coming to Pluto: It's atmosphere could be destroyed forever this season

Scientists observing Pluto for 28 years think its atmosphere will collapse from the growing pressure.

Scientists propose an aerosol sunscreen in the atmosphere to curb global warming
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Scientists propose an aerosol sunscreen in the atmosphere to curb global warming

Aircrafts designed to fly at altitudes of 20km can disperse the aerosols as required: Researchers.