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Earth and Planetary Sciences

Jupiter’s Great Red Spot Measured in Depth for the First Time

Weizmann Institute of Science researchers, together with their NASA collaborators, shed new light on Jupiter, revealing a surprising...

Super cyclones swirling around Jupiter's poles

Weizmann Institute scientists reveal how gigantic cyclones remain stable at both of Jupiter’s poles

Smoke near Australia

A study uncovers how some Australian fires produced a spreading stratospheric haze rivaling that of a volcanic eruption

The research setup included an intake at the top of the mast. The Tara research schooner, 2016

The discovery of microplastics in the air above the ocean reveals the spread of this hazardous pollution

Entering the Cloud “Twilight Zone”

Nearly invisible, all-but-ignored areas of thin cloud cover raise temperatures below

mini moon craters_Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter

Micro cold traps near the Moon’s poles could contain a ready supply of water ice


The findings could help us understand the history of other bodies in our solar system

Neptune and Triton

An incredibly accurate clock planned by the Weizmann Institute of Science, the Israeli Space Agency and an Israeli company could be on its way to...

coral reef

A new census asks why the oceans have so little biomass compared to land, and shows how small marine producers pull their weight

hot water

Isotopes in iron oxides laid down two billion years ago hold clues to the conditions in which they were created