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Possible Mars-sized Planet Detected in the Outer Solar System

A new paper hypothesizes that there could be a Mars-sized object on the outskirts of the Kuiper Belt. If true, this would be distinct from the hypothesized Planet 9. The post Possible Mars-sized Planet Detected in the Outer Solar System appeared first on ExtremeTech.

The Bee-Zed asteroid orbits in the opposite direction to planets

(Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo) In our solar system, an asteroid orbits the Sun in the opposite direction to the planets. It takes 12 years to make one complete orbit around the Sun. The asteroid with the retrograde...Show More Summary

I’M NOT SAYING IT’S ALIENS, BUT IT’S ALIENS: Something big is warping the outer solar system. In …

I’M NOT SAYING IT’S ALIENS, BUT IT’S ALIENS: Something big is warping the outer solar system. In a new paper, scientists present compelling evidence of a yet-to-be- discovered planetary body with a mass somewhere between that of Mars and Earth. The mysterious mass, has given away its presence—for now—only by controlling the orbital planes of […]

The revolutionary technologies that power and cool the Parker Solar Probe

As NASA's Parker Solar Probe spacecraft begins its first historic encounter with the sun's corona in late 2018—flying closer to our star than any other mission in history—a revolutionary cooling system will keep its solar arrays at peak performance, even in extremely hostile conditions.

Arcadia A85S cruises on diesel, floats on solar power

22 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Look past their overt flashiness, and some luxury yachts offer fascinating takes on how to effectively use limited space. With a simple hull design, airy interior and auxiliary solar power system, the Arcadia A85S aims to pack a clean,...Show More Summary

Astronomers think there’s another planet in our solar system — here’s everything we know about 'Planet 10'

Astronomers have detected signs for another planet in our solar system. They have nicknamed it 'Planet 10'. Here is everything we know about it so far. Follow Tech Insider: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

Q&A: A Matter of Considerable Gravity

All the planets in the solar system interact gravitationally with the sun, but Jupiter’s great mass makes this interaction visible.

Uranus's Strange Magnetic Field Cartwheels Around All Willy-Nilly

Every planet in our solar system has quirks, but Uranus seems to have more than its fair share. For one thing, it rotates on its side because its axis is 98 degrees from vertical. It basically rolls drunkenly around the sun, and this unusual configuration means that its poles go through 42-year periods of light and darkness. Show More Summary

How Plausible Is Elon Musk’s Plan to Colonize Mars?

This post originally appeared on The Conversation. Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX and Tesla, has released new details of his vision to colonise parts of the solar system, including Mars, Jupiter’s moon Europa and Saturn’s moon Enceladus. Show More Summary

Dutch scientists fete rare meteorite find

Dutch scientists on Monday celebrated the discovery of only the sixth meteorite found in recent history in The Netherlands, which at 4.5-billion years old may hold clues to the birth of our solar system.

Japan - 3DS theme charts for June 12th to 18th, 2017

01. Kirby 25th Anniversary 02. Splatoon: Shiokaraazu 03. Splatoon: Squid 04. Puzzle & Dragons X: Dragon Chapter 05. Nayutalien feat. Hatsune Miku ?Solar System Disco? 06. Puzzle & Dragons X: God Chapter 07. Pokémon Sun Moon: Solgaleo & Lunala 08. Show More Summary

Dunwoody Solar Town Hall, Tuesday 7 pm at Dunwoody United Methodist Church to discuss Solarize Dunwoody - Home Installation.

Solar Town Hall Tuesday, June 27, 7pm Dunwoody United Methodist Church, 1548 Mt. Vernon Road, Dunwoody Interested in going solar? Want to save money and have the support of experts in installing the right system for you? Working together, we can make Dunwoody a leader in solar energy. Show More Summary

Mysterious ‘Planet Nine’ might not actually exist after all

Skywatchers have been theorizing and dreaming about a mysterious unknown planet hanging out at the edge of our Solar System for many years. Sifting through an incredible amount of data, both professional scientists and amateur spaceShow More Summary

Mysterious Planet 10 could be hiding out beyond Pluto - CNET

Move over, Planet 9. There's a new possible planet lurking out in the solar system and it could be messing with a whole lot of distant space rocks.

Scientist says the sun is sneezing on Earth

The sun at the center of our Solar System is one of the big reasons why we're here today, but it can also be a bit of a nuisance from time to time. Coronal mass ejections — when the sun spews a whole bunch of plasma and energy into space — can seriously mess up human communication infrastructure if they happen to graze Earth. Show More Summary

"California invested heavily in solar power. Now there's so much that other states are sometimes paid to take it."

The L.A. Times reports.When there isn’t demand for all the power the state is producing, CAISO [the California Independent System Operator, which runs the electric grid and shares responsibility for preventing blackouts and brownouts] needs to quickly sell the excess to avoid overloading the electricity grid, which can cause blackouts. Show More Summary

Magnetic memories of a metal world

4.5 billion years ago in the violent, high-speed environment of the early solar system, a protoplanet roughly the size of Mars was involved in a series of fierce collisions with other large planetary bodies.

Move over, Planet 9: Does a Mars-sized 10th planet lurk beyond Pluto?

4 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

In January last year, astronomers from Caltech suggested that a gigantic so-far-undiscovered planet might be lurking on the fringes of the Solar System. Now researchers from the University of Arizona (UA) have found that if it exists, this so-called Planet Nine might not be alone out there. Show More Summary

New research shows there may be 10 planets in our solar system

Don't get your hopes up - scientists aren't making Pluto a planet again just yet. But the number of planets that exist in our solar system could be bumped up by two. Last fall researchers published a study on the mysterious Planet Nine, which could explain the unusual tilt of the sun. Show More Summary

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