atmospheric

A whole new type of highly reactive chemical has been discovered in the atmosphere

Every puff of air we take in is mostly nitrogen, with a generous helping of oxygen and a pinch of carbon dioxide. But dusting this atmospheric soup is a whole encyclopedia of different compounds and elements, some of which we can only speculate on. However, one of these mysteries has just been unraveled. Chemists have …

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Hunga Tonga Erupts

The massive eruption of the Hunga volcano created an atmospheric pulse that caused an unusual tsunami-like disturbance

This looping video shows a series of GOES-17 satellite images that captured an umbrella cloud generated by the submarine eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano on January 15, 2022. Arcing shock waves shaped of crescent and many flashes are also visible. Credit: NASA Earth Observatory image by Joshua Stevens using GOES imagery courtesy of …

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