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Fragments of phytoplankton outer shell
25.10.2018

When viral infection wipes out an algal bloom, fragments may turn airborne, increasing clouds and cooling the surface below

Blood Moon. Image: Thinkstock
24.07.2018

Israel is privileged to have “front-row” viewings of a blood moon and the simultaneous alignment of four planets

Jupiter_Juno image. NASA
07.03.2018

“Jupiter’s atmosphere is many times greater than anything we have seen before” 

Illustration: Trees in Africa
29.01.2018

Planting trees in some surprising places could increase rainfall and lower atmospheric carbon

Raluca Rufu
23.01.2018

One of the moons of the planet Neptune is too big, too far out, and rotates in the "wrong" direction

Google Earth map displaying storm tracks in the North Atlantic region
13.11.2017

Weizmann Institute of Science research uncovers the internal mechanisms driving storms toward the poles

The south pole of Jupiter is seen from an altitude of 32,000 miles (52,000 kilometers) in this enhanced color mosaic of images from NASA's JunoCam. Cyclones up to 600 miles wide (1,000 km) are visible. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Betsy Asher Hall/Gervasio Robles SCOTT BOLTON – 3
15.06.2017

Weizmann Institute scientists are leading one of the main experiments on NASA’s Juno space mission, aimed at learning how deep the planet's jet...

algal bloom from space
06.04.2017

How do algal blooms spread in areas where nutrients are scarce? 

Moon formation
09.01.2017

New simulations challenge the idea that the Moon was born of a single giant collision

 

Roy Naor
02.01.2017

Israel’s official representative prepares to conduct geological research in a simulated Mars station  

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