Atmosphere Current Affairs, GK & News

ISRO MOM Study: Mars losing its atmosphere at faster rate than the earth

The ISRO Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) has found that Mars is losing its atmosphere to outer space at faster rate as compared to that of the earth. The report comes based on the study conducted by MOM and the MAVEN orbiter of the US. Highlights A global dust storm began to encircle the planet Mars ..

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Study on Titan’s Energy Budget

A recent study published in the journal Geophysical Research Letters drew parallels between the energy budgets of Earth and the Saturnian moon Titan. Energy budget is the differences between the quantum of solar energy received and emitted by a planetary system or satellite system. Titan is the largest moon of Saturn. It is also the ..

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World s Highest Weather Station

The National Geographic Society has installed the world s highest operating weather stations on Mount Everest to provide researchers, climbers, and the public with near real-time information about mountain conditions. Benefits from these Stations The data from these stations will help communities to respond to climate risks that threaten the lives and livelihoods of the ..

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NASA to launch two missions — GOLD and ICON to explore the ionosphere

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) will launch two missions — GOLD and ICON later this year. They will team up to explore the ionosphere, located 96 km above Earth’s surface. The Global-scale Observations of the Limb and Disk (GOLD) mission will be launched in January 2018 and Ionospheric Connection Explorer (ICON) will be ..

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