A grid of DERs: DOE program aims for 100% solar penetration on the distribution system; The new SunShot program will dole out $25M to solutions aimed at integrating truly unprecedented amounts of distributed generation Herman K. Trabish, May 24, 2016 (Utility Dive) Editor’s note: The momentum behind DER continues to build. The U.S. Show More Summary
NASA is sending a spacecraft to a giant metal asteroid that may hold the secret to how our solar system was formed.
Scientists believe that the so-called, mysterious Planet Nine might be a "rogue planet" that was captured by our solar system
Venus is one seriously hot planet, but it appears that is not its only claim to fame. It also holds the title of producing one of the largest waves ever observed in our solar system, reports The Guardian. Measuring some 6,000 miles long, the atmospheric phenomenon was detected and imaged by Japan's Akatsuki satellite, which was launched in 2010. Show More Summary
An artist's impression of an exotic binary star system. Image credit: M. Garlick/University of Warwick/ESO. When you think about our Solar System, with its lone, luminousstar dominating both the mass and light of our local corner of the Milky Way, you might think that this is what 'typical' looks like. In [...]
(University of Edinburgh) A solar-powered purification system could provide remote parts of India with clean drinking water for the first time.
The putative Planet Nine may be a former "rogue planet" that was captured by our solar system at some point in the past, a new study suggests.
The wave in Venus' atmosphere could be the biggest seen in the solar system.
Japan’s Akatsuki spacecraft detected what scientists called a gravity wave above the solar system’s second planet, but it hasn’t been seen since.
Pressure wave in planet’s atmosphere was one of the largest ever seen in the solar system, stretching over 10,000 kilometres A Japanese spacecraft that is circling Venus has beamed home pictures of one of the largest waves ever seen in the solar system. Show More Summary
A document created for the recent investor event at Tesla's under-construction Gigafactory facility in Nevada recently made its way into our hands here at CleanTechnica, revealing that the company's planned solar PV infrastructure for the facility will total 70 megawatts (MW) in nameplate capacity once complete. Show More Summary
This week, Anne-Sophie Garrigou interviewed Thomas Gottschalk, founder and CEO of Mobisol, a company that combines solar energy with innovative mobile technology and microcredit to provide high-quality solar home systems to low-income...Show More Summary
The traditional story about the formation of our beautiful moon is the single impact theory. But the early solar system was a violent, chaotic place. There’s room for more than one titanic collision. And some new analysis suggests multiple...Show More Summary
“Epoch” is an experimental short film by Ash Thorp and Chris Bjerre that takes a visually stunning tour of the solar system. Epoch is an experimental film intended to take you on a voyage through our solar system and beyond. It is a personal project orchestrated to share our enjoyment and admiration for science fiction […]
Two spacewalkers completed work Friday to replace aging batteries in the space station's solar power system
Hubble is looking out for the Voyagers, Breakthrough Starshot is helping out the ESO, and there are two new Discovery missions. All this and more, this week in space. The post This week in space: all stuff from inside the solar system, for once appeared first on ExtremeTech.
Two astronauts floated outside the International Space Station on Friday for a six-hour spacewalk to replace aging batteries for the laboratory’s solar power system, an upgrade needed to keep the outpost running into the next decade, NASA said. U.S. astronaut Shane Kimbrough left the...
In 2005, the European Space Agency's Huygens probe became the first spacecraft to land on an object in the outer solar system.
Rocks from Apollo 14 show that the satellite formed not long after the solar system did.
Jupiter is the undisputed big dog in our solar system. It's so huge that even if you took all the other planets in our solar system and combined them, Jupiter would still be two-and-a-half times bigger than that. So when astronomersShow More Summary