The internet is a sprawling place that has its fair share of great sites, like this site that lets you scroll through a scale model of the solar system based on the moon being the size of one pixel. There are tons of weather sites out...Show More Summary
Cash prizes await "citizen scientists" who can improve algorithms that help NASA find and identify asteroids in our solar system, the agency says. A contest to find more asteroids begins next week.
With performance improving, production volumes rising and costs on the decline, the combination of solar PV and intelligent battery storage systems -- dubbed "utility in a box" -- will enable more and more electric utility customers throughout the U.S. Show More Summary
This sturdy bamboo cutting board will remind you of your place in the Solar System every time you chop onions. We appreciate that they included Pluto, even though it’s officially a “dwarf planet” now. Available in 8?x12? and 10?x15? sizes.
A study of data captured by NASA's Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) satellite has disproved the existence of the hypothesized large celestial body, dubbed "Planet X." The planet or companion star was, some believed, responsible...Show More Summary
A few days after Ann Druyan fell in love with Carl Sagan, she had the sound of her heartbeat recorded onto a golden record. That record now travels aboard the two Voyager spacecraft, beyond the solar system and into the … The post WATCH | ‘Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey’ w/ Neil deGrasse Tyson Episode One appeared first on YOGANONYMOUS.
There's a going theory out there that an undiscovered planet resides in our solar system somewhere beyond the orbit of Pluto. But NASA just finished an exhaustive survey — and it completely failed to turn up any evidence that "Planet X" exists. Read more...
(YouTube link) Designer Ken Condal, who goes by Zeamon, made this intricate and beautiful orrery, a mechanical model of the solar system. Ever since the fourth grade when we made solar systems with coat hangers and styrofoam balls, I’ve wanted to build a more realistic Orrery but was never able to find a design or set of plans that inspired me. Show More Summary
13 GIFs That Will Make You Incredibly Anxious These are so upsetting. The Size Of Our Solar System, If The Moon Was A Single Pixel Suddenly your problems don’t feel so huge, right? Science: Less-Attractive People Get The Most OnlineShow More Summary
The Puzzling Mutual Orbit of the Binary Trojan Asteroid (624) HektorAuthors:Marchis et alAbstract:Asteroids with satellites are natural laboratories to constrain the formation and evolution of our solar system. The binary Trojan asteroid (624) Hektor is the only known Trojan asteroid to possess a small satellite. Show More Summary
By Jeff Groff: Enphase Energy (ENPH) designs and sells microinverters and related products for solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. In its recent 10-K, the company reminded investors that it was the first to commercially ship microinverter...Show More Summary
Once you start getting cosmic, it’s hard to grasp the real scale of relatively-close celestial bodies, such as the Sun and Jupiter, let alone the entire universe. That’s when it’s best to simplify concepts, framing them in ways that are easier to comprehend. Show More Summary
After searching hundreds of millions of objects across our sky, NASA's Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) has turned up no evidence of the hypothesized celestial body in our solar system commonly dubbed "Planet X."
Have you seen the Ivanpah solar thermal system in the Mojave Desert of California? 347,000 mirrors on federal desert land capture the sun's rays and, with a complex system, ultimately generate power for about 140,000 homes using BrightSource technology. Show More Summary
In a rather intriguing twist, it appears that NASA is now mandated by law to fly a robotic mission to Jupiter's watery moon Europa. Europa is an incredibly exciting science target, as it's believed to have a 100-kilometer-thick (62 miles) outer layer of water, with water ice on top (it's very cold out there) and a liquid water ocean beneath that. Show More Summary
Designer Ken Condal created a beautiful handcrafted orrery, a mechanical model of the Solar System, from “brass, aluminum, acrylic, corian and exotic woods” with the help of David Clark in 2012. The model includes representations of the planets Mercury, Venus, Earth and the Moon, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn orbiting a clear orb representing the Sun [...]
Europa, one of Jupiter’s 67 moons (not a typo!), is one of the most interesting bodies in our solar system. It’s covered with a thick, mostly smooth layer of ice with dark streaks crisscrossing the entire surface. What NASA finds most interesting is the fact that there is an ocean of liquid water under the ice.
There's a solar system close to here that hosts an unusually active debris field, one in which a comet is annihilated every five minutes. Astronomers say it could be the result of gravitationally trapped debris — or the catastrophic collision between two planets the size of Mars. Read more...
We noted last night that Iron Ore futures prices were in free-fall as the vicious circle of China's commodity-collateral-backed shadow banking system unwind hits home amid fears of contagion from the Chaori Solar default. The first domestic...Show More Summary
In the giant system that connects Earth to the sun, one key event happens over and over: solar material streams toward Earth and the giant magnetic bubble around Earth, the magnetosphere helps keep it at bay. The parameters, however,...Show More Summary