An illustration of Akatsuki successfully tracking lower-altitude clouds during the night with its near-infrared camera IR2. Credit: PLANET-C Project Team Observations by Japan’s Venus climate orbiter Akatsuki have revealed an equatorial jet in the lower to middle cloud layer of the planet’s atmosphere, a finding that could be pivotal to […]


Queen triggerfish and finger sponges on mesophotic reef wall in Cuba. Credit: Cuba’s Twilight Zone Reefs Expedition/CIOERT at FAU Harbor Branch A research mission led by Florida Atlantic University’s Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute has uncovered details of one of Cuba’s hidden natural treasures. After nearly two years of planning, a […]