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Off-Grid Home Solar Provider Fenix International Has Signed 60,000 Leases In Uganda To Date

The leading off-grid home solar energy system provider in Uganda, Fenix International, has now signed 60,000 leases for its ReadyPay Power offering (since January 2014), according to a new press release. Altogether, the leases relate...Show More Summary

Unique fragment from Earth's formation returns after billions of years in cold storage

Astronomers have found a unique object that appears to be made of inner solar system material from the time of Earth's formation, billions of years ago. Observations show that C/2014 S3 (PANSTARRS) is the first object to be discovered on a long-period cometary orbit that has the characteristics of a pristine inner solar system asteroid. Show More Summary

Odd Oort Cloud Object --"Reveals Ancient Clues to Origin of Our Solar System"

"We've found the first rocky comet, and we are looking for others," said the ESO's Olivier Hainaut. "Depending how many we find, we will know whether the giant planets danced across the Solar System when they were young, or if...

Unique Tailless Comet Was Made At The Same Time As Earth

Astronomers have spotted a tailless “Manx” comet that appears to have been knocking around the galaxy since the Solar System was formed.

New Solar + Battery Storage Solution Launched, Offers 17 kWh Capacity

Originally published on Solar Love. Concept by US has launched a complete solar power and energy storage solution that provides 17.28 kWh of energy storage along with a solar power system of 5, 10, or 15 kW. The product is called the Powerstation 247 and Concept by US says it is UL certified. Show More Summary

Astronomers find strange ‘Manx’ comet that lacks a tail and may hold clues to Earth’s formation

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

Astronomers have found a first-of-its-kind tailless comet whose composition may offer clues into long-standing questions about the solar system’s formation and evolution, according to research published on Friday in the journal Science Advances. The so-called “Manx” comet, named...

Diarrhea Planet, the Best Band in Our Solar System, Explains How Aliens Work

I spoke to the band about aliens and crystals and sweat that literally melts guitars, which means I personally think this interview rules but also means you might not want to take my word for it and check them out for yourself.

Unique fragment from Earth's formation returns after billions of years in cold storage

In a paper to be published today in the journal Science Advances, lead author Karen Meech of the University of Hawai`i's Institute for Astronomy and her colleagues conclude that C/2014 S3 (PANSTARRS) formed in the inner Solar System at the same time as the Earth itself, but was ejected at a very early stage. read more

Strange Manx comet is time capsule from the early solar system

The tiny-tailed comet C/2014 S3 is a preserved piece of the original material that made the rocky planets, not a dirty snowball like its cometary siblings

A Mysterious Object From Earth's Distant Past Has Returned

A first-of-its-kind space rock filled with pristine material from the formation of the Earth itself has returned to the inner solar system, after billions of years in the cosmic boondocks. And it could help us piece together our planet’s origin story. Read more...

Indian State Of Gujarat Announces Subsidy For Rooftop Solar Power Systems

In an attempt to boost the relatively neglected rooftop solar power market, the western Indian state of Gujarat has announced attractive subsidies for homeowners looking to set up rooftop solar power systems. The Gujarat Energy Developer...Show More Summary

The Icy Moons of the Solar System may NOT be Friendly to Life Forming

Physicochemical Requirements Inferred for Chemical Self-Organization Hardly Support an Emergence of Life in the Deep Oceans of Icy Moons Author:PascalAbstract:An approach to the origin of life, focused on the property of entities capable of reproducing themselves far from equilibrium, has been developed recently. Show More Summary

Say hello to MK 2, our solar system’s newest moon

NASA confirms that our solar system has a new moon, found in our solar system's most mysterious area of space.

NASA spots small moon orbiting dwarf planet

NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope recently discovered a small moon orbiting an icy dwarf planet in the distant reaches of our solar system.         

Search of ALLWise Data Does NOT Find Planet Nine

The Hunt for Planet Nine: Atmosphere, Spectra, Evolution, and DetectabilityAuthors:Fortney et alAbstract:We investigate the physical characteristics of the Solar System's proposed Planet Nine using modeling tools with a strong heritage in studying Uranus and Neptune. Show More Summary

Wooden Antikythera Mechanism is Geared for Greatness

[Dave] builds custom wooden orreries, which are mechanical models of the solar system. It’s no surprise then that he’s interested in the Antikythera Mechanism—a small geared device discovered off the coast of the Greece in 1900 thatShow More Summary

How did 'Space Raptor Butt Invasion' by Chuck Tingle become a Hugo finalist?

Why on earth - or the rest of the solar system - is a book called "Space Raptor Butt Invasion" by Chuck Tingle up for a Hugo award? Thank the puppies. They sound cute, but for the second year in a row, politically motivated groups calling themselves the Sad Puppies and the Rabid Puppies have more...

Rare transit of Mercury to take place on 9 May

On 9 May there will be a rare transit of Mercury, when the smallest planet in our Solar System will pass directly between the Earth and the Sun. The last time this happened was in 2006, and the next two occasions will be in 2019 and 2032. Show More Summary

Hubble discovers new moon in our Solar System

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

A team of astronomers has announced the discovery of a new moon located in the far reaches of our Solar System, orbiting the little-known dwarf planet Makemake. Tentatively designated S/2015 (136472), or MK 2 for short, this newest addition...Show More Summary

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