AUSTIN, Texas — In a finding of relevance to the search for life in our solar system, researchers at The University of Texas at Austin's Institute for Geophysics, the Georgia Institute of Technology, and the Max Planck Institute forShow More Summary
In a finding of relevance to the search for life in our solar system, researchers have shown the subsurface ocean on Jupiter's moon Europa may have deep currents and circulation patterns with heat and energy transfers capable of sustaining biological life. Show More Summary
Jupiter's moon Europa is one of the more intriguing candidates for extraterrestrial life in our solar system. New models suggest that its ice-covered waters are turbulent near the lower latitudes, giving rise to its chaotic equatorial landscapes. Intriguingly, these warm waters may make it easier for life to make it to the surface. Read more...
"Super Comet ISON 2013" will feature exclusive views from Mars and in-depth coverage of the comet's 4.5 trillion-mile trek across the solar system. read more
Last August, it looked as if the NASA's Kepler space telescope was as good as scrap due to the failure of its attitude control system. Now the space agency proposes what it calls the K2 mission concept, which will give the unmanned probe...Show More Summary
A new study by the Pecan Street Research Institute found that residential solar panel systems can cut electricity demand during peak summer hours by 58 percent. The study used data gathered from Pecan Street’s demonstration project —...Show More Summary
For space based solar power, there would be two basic steps. First, the 3D printer would build a carbon fiber truss structure that would act as a frame for the system. It would then lay a membrane on the structure of either thin film PV or of reflecting materials, if concentrating solar power was being deployed. read more
Many assumed it was dead, but NASA has published a new video showing comet ISON surviving its close encounter with our home star on November 28, 2013, getting launched by the Sun's gravity into a new lap around the solar system. It's cool too watch. See you soon, Silver Surfer! Read more...
ISON (or fragments thereof) emerges from behind the sun on its path back out of the solar system and past Earth. (Credit: ESA/NASA/SOHO/GSFC) It made for perhaps the nerdiest Thanksgiving moment ever when I plugged a Google Chromecast...Show More Summary
ISON, a huge comet formed at the birth of the solar system, apparently did not survive Thursday's encounter with the sun, NASA said. Scientists detected the comet last year and had hoped to continue studying it for information to be mined from its "primordial ices."
Scientists say it appears a comet from the fringes of the solar system didn't survive its close encounter with the sizzling sun. Images from NASA spacecraft showed Comet ISON approaching for its slingshot around the sun today, but nothing coming out on the other side. In a Google+ hangout, US...
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Scientists say it appears a comet from the fringes of the solar system didn't survive its close encounter with the sizzling sun.
Voltaic Systems, manufacturer of solar chargers for smartphones, laptops and other electronic equipment, just launched a BOGO (Buy One Give One) campaign to help residents of Philippines whose lives were irrevocably changed by the devastating typhoon Haiyan.
Originally published on Climate Progress. By Mari Hernandez. A new study by the Pecan Street Research Institute found that residential solar panel systems can cut electricity demand during peak summer hours by 58 percent. The study used...Show More Summary
STOCKHOLM (AP) — It's crunch time for a comet from the fringes of the solar system as it hurtles toward a close encounter with the sizzling sun.
By Payal Gupta: First Solar Inc (FSLR) is a solar energy company that operates out of two divisions. The components and systems division designs, manufactures and markets solar panels for individuals and small manufacturing companies. Show More Summary
Now working on redoing the level selection. Previously, all planets were on one solar system. But now breaking it up into multiple systems. — Fuzzy Wuzzy Games (@FuzzyWuzzyGames) November 27, 2013
In most markets, rooftop solar panels are promoted as a way for electric utility customers to reduce their reliance on fossil fuel power and — eventually — save money on their electric bill. According to a new PSR Analytics report from Texas-based energy research firm Pecan Street Research Institute, residential solar systems, and particularly west-facing Continue reading ?
WASHINGTON (AP) — Comet ISON is teasing the solar system as it dances with the sun and it's giving astronomers mixed signals.
Constructed on the city's former dump, the plant will produce up to 10 megawatts of power -- five times more than any solar energy system in the city and enough to power roughly 2,000 homes. The post World’s Largest Landfill Will Soon Be NYC’s Biggest Solar Plant appeared first on ThinkProgress.