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mothership cloud

This crazy ‘mothership cloud’ appeared above New Mexico

June 30th, 2020

A massive shelf cloud resembling an alien spacecraft was spotted over New Mexico last week, and witnesses managed to catch it on video. The cloud was part of a storm front moving through the area that produced severe weather but no damage. Storms with these features have a frightening appearance and can spawn tornadoes, but …

mars clouds

Mars has meteors to thank for its wispy clouds

June 19th, 2019

Mars isn’t exactly known for being a cloudy place. It’s dry, dusty, and barren, but the planet does indeed have a bit of cloud cover. Figuring out why those clouds exist and where they came from has posed a challenge for scientists, but a new study published in Nature Geoscience suggests that clouds on Mars …

New Clouds

There’s officially a whole new kind of cloud

March 24th, 2017

How many different kinds of clouds can you name? Zero? Great, that means we’re on the same page. Sure you might rattle off some science-sounding words while pointing to a white blob in the sky in a feeble effort to appear intelligent every now and again, but you don’t really know what they are, right? …