In 2018, four massive storms formed near the planet’s north pole, interacting with each other and affecting a full latitudinal band.
K2-18b is warm, has an atmosphere, and has water vapor. But it’s no Earth 2.0.
Deep clouds, polar storms, lopsided gravity, and a uniformly rotating interior demonstrate that the gas giant plays by different rules than Earth.
Recurrent jet stream disturbances provide glimpses of what lies beneath the gas giant’s thick upper cloud cover.
A novel model suggests that a new wave may be responsible for Venus's iconic Y pattern.
Long-time director of the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics conducted pioneering studies of the atmospheres of Earth and other planets using ultraviolet spectroscopy.