Category: Physics

Hot air balloons rising amidst the clouds.

How Earth’s Atmosphere Leak into Space?

We all know that our earth’s atmosphere is more or less in a state of hydrostatic equilibrium. Which means, the force due to the pressure gradient in the atmosphere is peacefully balanced by the earth’s...

Photograph of Plasma showing the bluish glow due to the presence of oxygen and nitrogen.

How St. Elmo’s Fire Works?

If you have ever voyaged across the sea or flown through a thunderstorm, you might have seen a bluish glow that closely resembles a sustained spark. It’s a phenomenon called as St. Elmo’s fire. The...

Highway inferior mirages on a hot summer road.

Why Do We See Mirages?

For the people who are reading the word ‘mirages’ for the first time, a mirage is that illusion of mirror you see on a hot summer road. We are going to explore the science behind this...