New Horizons may be millions of miles beyond Pluto in the Kuiper Belt right now, but that hasn’t stopped the spacecraft from continuing to beam back glorious imagery of its encounter with our solar system’s weirdest little ice world. A new NASA video reveals the most detailed images of Pluto’s surface yet—and they’re spellbinding. Read more...
Releasing this june for PC, the sequel to Passtech Games' tower defense title gets a gameplay trailer. It shows the gamepaly mechanics that will help you to defend your ship and cargo across the four solar systems and over 50 zones that Space Run Galaxy is comprised of.
NASA equipped the two Voyager probes with information about Earth in the form of Golden Records, analog discs that contained images, music, and the sounds of Earth. Forty years later, the probes are headed out of the solar system, possibly...Show More Summary
As you'll learn at the planetarium's new sky show, debuting Friday, this not-yet-discovered planet is HUGE. [ more › ]
In our last episode, we talked about what it’ll take to navigate across the Solar System. In this episode we scale things up and speculate how future civilizations will navigate to other stars and even other galaxies.
In a bid to reduce the carbon footprint and charging costs of its EVs and plug-in hybrids, as well as to bring a fully integrated solar energy system to homes as part of its 360° ELECTRIC portfolio for BMW i Home and Public ChargingShow More Summary
Another nail in the coal coffin: a new steampunk-style "hourglass" flow battery concept could lead to low cost energy storage for wind and solar power “Hourglass” Coal-Killing Steampunk Energy Storage System Could Pump More Wind, Solar...Show More Summary
In an agreement announced this week by Total and SunPower, Chile’s Metro de Santiago is ready to feature the world’s first metro to run on solar electricity. The clean energy public transit system became official when SunPower signed...Show More Summary
Hubble's successor, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), "represents the hopes and ambitions of the 10,000 astronomers who have already used the Hubble," said John Mather, Nobel laureate, astrophysicist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, and the senior project scientist...
(Planet Xi) Scientists at the Extraterrestrial Research Center (ERC) announced today that they have indefinitely suspended their surveillance of radio signals from a D7-class planet in the R3231 solar system, which is located a mere 41 light-years from Xi. Show More Summary
We may have to dig deep to detect the remains of ancient alien life in our solar system.
There’s a annoying theoretical limit on the efficiency of solar cells that limits the amount of electricity they can create from sunlight. But now a team of MIT engineers has developed a system that overcomes the problem by first converting light to heat—and it could double the efficiency of solar cells. Read more...
The Metro of Santiago, Chile, will be the first public transport system to run mostly on solar energy, after a new agreement signed with Total and SunPower this week. According to an announcement from US solar manufacturer SunPower,Show More Summary
The UK-based firm PolySolar recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its first solar photovoltaic system outfitted bus stop in the UK — a 2.8 kilowatt bus stop located in Canary Wharf, in London. The new solar photovoltaic (PV) bus...Show More Summary
The Planetary Society's LightSail 2 spacecraft breezed through a major systems test today, demonstrating the CubeSat can successfully deploy its antenna and solar panels, communicate with the ground unfurl its 32-square-meter solar sails in space.
Credit One of the recent technology trends making waves on the globe right now is the significant use of solar energy systems to generate clean, non-polluting electricity and to also curb other issues that directly affect the environment. Show More Summary
We assumed habitable planets couldn't exist in solar systems where gas giants ricochet around. So why do we keep finding them?
Renovagen developed the array to put solar farms in hard to reach areas. The flexible panels are stored in a spool inside a trailer. The system is entirely off-grid. The array unfolds more than 650 feet when towed by a vehicle. The panels...Show More Summary
The online solar energy marketplace Geostellar has partnered with Etsy to launch a new pilot program aimed at helping members of the Etsy community install solar photovoltaic systems at a discount, according to a new press release from the companies. Show More Summary
Here's an extract from Brenda Cooper's upcoming Spear of Light, compliments of the folks at Pyr. For more info about this title: Canada, USA, Europe.Here's the blurb:When the post-human Next suddenly re-appear in a solar system that banished them, humans are threatened. Show More Summary