Distant planet formed 150 million years ago found to have water
The planet, VHS 1256 b, is a gas giant around 40 light years away from Earth. It has water, carbon dioxide and methane in its swirling silicate dust clouds.
"We are not alone": How James Webb Telescope is hunting down alien worlds
We have found over 5,000 exoplanets so far outside of our solar system, and the James Webb Telescope will help scientists find planets with atmospheres.
Bizarre holey honeycomb-like clouds appear off South American coast
These strange clouds come in either open-cell or closed-cell forms, which differ in their longevity and amount of rain produced.
Weird rainbow clouds appear in sky
"I opened the door of the room and saw this show in the sky," photographer Rebecca Paviola told Newsweek. "It looked like a painting!"
California man claims meteorite burned down his house
Witnesses saw a meteorite crashing through the sky at around the same time that Dustin Procita's house caught fire, but experts told Newsweek they're skeptical.
A 23-ton chunk of rocket is set to slam into Earth and no one knows where
The core booster from China's Long March 5B rocket, delivering the final piece of the Tiangong space station, will crash-land in an uncontrolled reentry.
Taurid meteor shower set to bring swarm of Halloween fireballs this year
The Taurid swarm crosses Earth's orbit once every few years, causing higher numbers of meteors to burn up in Earth's atmosphere.
Nuclear War Scenarios Would See Billions Dead From Famine Globally
Scientists have predicted that the soot ejected into the atmosphere during a nuclear war could cause worldwide famines due to reduced crop growth.
Pink Skies Seen Over Antarctica May Be Explained by Tonga Volcano Eruption
Aerosols released by the Hunga Tonga volcanic eruption in January could be the culprit for the rosy hues.
Scientists Puzzled by Soaring Global Methane Levels
Scientists say the rapid rise in atmospheric methane has significant implications because it is a potent greenhouse gas and can contribute to global warming.
Watch SpaceX Rocket Create 'Space Jellyfish' Fireball Above South Carolina
"To be honest I was a little bit scared at first, I didn't know what was going on," Argenis Irizarry told Newsweek
Methane Feedback Loop Beyond Humans' Ability to Control May Have Begun—NOAA
NOAA report finds 2021 had the biggest annual increase in atmospheric methane levels since records began.
Stunning Photo Showing Rare 'Light Pillars' Shooting Into the Sky Explained
"That's probably one of the best photos of light pillars I've ever seen," said northern lights photographer Justin Anderson.
What Causes a Ring Around the Moon? People in the U.S. Spot 'Halo' in the S
Similar halos are also sometimes seen around the sun.
Extreme Weak Point in Earth's Magnetic Field May Be 11 Million Years Old
The South Atlantic Anomaly was discovered in the 1950s and appears to be splitting into two patches.
Spectacular Image of Rare 'Night-Shining' Clouds Captured
Noctilucent" clouds are the highest clouds in the Earth's atmosphere.
Cleanest Air in the World Discovered
The atmospheric region above the Southern Ocean was found to be free from anthropogenic particles.
Electrical Activity in Animals Is Similar to Atmospheric Electric Fields
Most electrical activity in vertebrates and invertebrates occurs at extremely low frequencies, but the reasons for this have long remained a mystery.
Enormous Hole in the Ozone Appears Above Arctic in Rare Phenomenon
The hole stretches from Hudson Bay all the way to Russia's Arctic islands.
Entirely New Type of Aurora Discovered, Creating 'Dunes' in the Night Sky
The "dunes" can be found at an altitude of around 62 miles in the upper part of an atmospheric layer known as the mesosphere.
Smoke From Australia Fires Has Now Reached the Stratosphere, NASA Says
Since September last year, hundreds of fires have burned millions of hectares in Australia, leaving at least 28 people dead.
Amazon Rainforest Is Drying Out Due to Human Activities, Scientists Say
The Amazon rainforest is important to the global climate because of its role in storing vast amounts of carbon dioxide.
Atmospheric Gravity Waves: Satellite Captures Images of Rare Phenomenon
The unusual phenomenon was generated by thunderstorms in the Australian region.
The Antarctic Ozone Hole This Year Could Be The Smallest Since 1988
Scientists at the EU's Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service who track the size of the ozone hole in the Antarctic reported that it is expected to be atypically small this year.
Swirling Cloud Formation Touches the 'Terminator' Line In This NASA Image
NASA's Image of the Day shows an interesting circular cloud formation, taken above the Pacific Ocean on April 4, 2019 by an astronaut in the ISS.
Earth's Atmosphere Extends Far Beyond the Moon
Scientists use measurements taken 20 years ago to find the atmosphere reaches almost 400,000 miles into space.
Earth's Magnetic Field 'Once on the Brink of Collapse'
The strength of our planet's magnetic field was 10 times lower than it is today.
China, Russia Have Modified Atmosphere Over Europe
The control over the ionosphere has become an ambitious project for some military forces.
NASA Captures Amazing Images of Electric Blue Clouds
Polar mesospheric clouds form as ice crystals on the remnants of meteors in the upper atmosphere.
Scientists Find Plastic Warms the Atmosphere
The gases are warming the atmosphere.