How monsoon winds impact climate change by transporting pollutants into the upper atmosphere

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain While the Asian monsoon brings rain that is vital for the agricultural economy of the vast region, it is also known to suck up into the upper atmosphere chemical pollutants that accelerate climate change. Scientists are eagerly awaiting the results of a US-led international project that seeks to confirm earlier findings … Read more

NASA’s Perseverance studies the wild winds of Jezero Crater

This series of images from a navigation camera aboard NASA’s Perseverance rover shows a gust of wind sweeping dust across the Martian plain beyond the rover’s tracks on June 18, 2021 (the 117th sol, or Martian day, of the mission). The dust cloud in this GIF was estimated to be 1.5 square miles (4 square … Read more

Black hole winds are no longer as they are used to be

Artist’s impression of the surroundings of a supermassive black hole at the center of an active galaxy. Credit: ESO/M. Kornmesser During the first billion years of the universe, winds blown by supermassive black holes at the centers of galaxies were much more frequent and more powerful than those observed in today’s galaxies, some 13 billion … Read more

Keeper of the winds shines on

Applications 04/26/2022 336 views 20 likes Launched back in 2018, Aeolus has outlived its 36-month in-orbit design life – but going above and beyond, it continues to deliver excellent data. This shows that there’s life yet in the satellite, meaning ESA’s wind mission is now expected to continue shining a light on the wind for … Read more

Saturn’s high-altitude winds generate an extraordinary aurorae, study finds — ScienceDaily

Leicester space scientists have discovered a never-before-seen mechanism fueling huge planetary aurorae at Saturn. Saturn is unique among planets observed to date in that some of its aurorae are generated by swirling winds within its own atmosphere, and not just from the planet’s surrounding magnetosphere. At all other observed planets, including Earth, aurorae are only … Read more