Atmosphere

Tonga volcano blasted unprecedented amount of water into atmosphere

Tonga volcano blasted unprecedented amount of water into atmosphere

Comment on this story Comment The Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai eruption lasted less than a day, but it unleashed the most water vapor into the atmosphere by a volcano on record. Researchers say the blast may temporarily warm surface temperatures in years to come and also deplete stratospheric ozone. On Jan. 15, the underwater volcano erupted …

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ESA's EnVision Mission Doesn't Have a lot of Fuel, so it's Going to Aerobrake in the Atmosphere of Venus

ESA’s EnVision Mission Doesn’t Have a lot of Fuel, so it’s Going to Aerobrake in the Atmosphere of Venus

Venus has almost been “the forgotten planet,” with only one space mission going there in the past 30 years. But the recent resurgence of interest in Earth’s closest neighbor has NASA and ESA committing to three new missions to Venus, all due to launch by the early 2030s. ESA’s EnVision mission Venus is slated to …

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