The search giant is developing a new spacecraft to study the atmosphere of space and explore the formation of the solar system.
The new mission is being built by researchers at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Its named the Wind-Speed and Wind-Density spacecraft, and its intended use is to study winds.
“We have been looking at the formation, the evolution of the planets around other stars, and the formation and evolution of gas and dust clouds,” said Tom Clements, a professor of physics and astronomy at CU Boulder and the leader of the Wind Speed and Wind Density mission.
“What we have found is that these clouds are not just clouds but actually the very core of the planet.
What we want to do is actually measure and understand that structure, how it evolves over time and where it goes.”
The mission is part of Google’s broader effort to understand the processes that drive the evolution and stability of the Earth’s atmosphere.
Wind speeds, wind density and wind direction are key factors in how the planet rotates, the researchers said.
To make its mission possible, CU Boulder’s research team has designed and built a computer program to calculate the wind speeds and wind density of the spacecraft.
Using that data, the team is using computers to create models of the clouds and determine where they would form, and how much water vapor would condense in the atmosphere.
“It’s not only about the wind, but it’s also about the atmosphere and the chemistry that is going to affect the clouds, and it’s about the rotation of the cloud,” said Clements.
Clouds are a big part of how our planet orbits around the sun, and researchers have long been looking for ways to measure and study their formation and dynamics.
This mission, Clements said, is part.
For example, they’ve built a model of how wind could be the primary cause of the formation or evolution of clouds.
Clements said the research team plans to begin developing computer models of wind speed, wind and density over time.
He added that the mission’s goal is to learn about the formation patterns of clouds by studying how they evolve over time, and also to study whether clouds can be a source of new life.
In the near future, the scientists plan to create computer models that can be used to measure the composition of clouds over time to determine their evolution.