Posts Tagged ‘Atmosphere’

Mountain erosion may add CO2 to the atmosphere

Scientists have long known that steep mountain ranges can draw carbon dioxide (CO2) out of the atmosphere — as erosion exposes new rock, it also starts a chemical reaction between minerals on hill slopes and CO2 in the air, ‘weathering’ the rock and u…

China’s Tiangong-1 Space Station Is Expected To Come Crashing To Earth Within Weeks

The Tiangong-1 space station, which is expected to come crashing to earth within weeks.The Guardian: China’s Tiangong-1 space station will crash to Earth within weeksExperts say it is impossible to plot where module will re-enter the atmosphere, but th…

Changes in Earth’s crust caused oxygen to fill the atmosphere

New research has uncovered a direct link between changes in the earth’s crust three billion years ago and the introduction of free oxygen to the atmosphere. Without these changes, oxygen could have been suppressed in earth’s crust forever, so the findi…

WATCH: Satellite imagery shows hurricane-like whirlpools swirling in the atmosphere along the California coast

These intriguing features form regularly in the summer. They may look like mini-hurricanes — but looks are deceiving.

From an airplane, they can look like all the world like mini-hurricanes swirling the clouds above the ocean off the California …

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