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Earth and Planetary Sciences

Illustration: Trees in Africa

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

Raluca Rufu

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

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

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

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

Moon formation

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


Roy Naor

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

Dr. Flores on Tara

Scientists aboard the TARA investigate marine ecology

Proxima Centauri b

Weizmann Institute of Science researcher is a part of the team that discovered a planet with an Earth-like mass orbiting in the habitable zone of...

artist's illustration: JUNO

Dr. Yohai Kaspi is part of the Juno Science team that hopes to answer some burning questions about the largest planet in the Solar System...