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ORIGINAL REPORTING: A Nation Powered By Distributed Energy Resources (DER)

57 minutes agoUtilities / Energy : NewEnergyNews

A grid of DERs: DOE program aims for 100% solar penetration on the distribution system; The new SunShot program will dole out $25M to solutions aimed at integrating truly unprecedented amounts of distributed generation Herman K. Trabish, May 24, 2016 (Utility Dive) Editor’s note: The momentum behind DER continues to build. The U.S. Show More Summary

NASA planning mission to an asteroid worth $10,000 quadrillion

NASA is sending a spacecraft to a giant metal asteroid that may hold the secret to how our solar system was formed.         

Mysterious Planet Nine may be a captured "rogue" world

22 hours agoTechnology : Tech Talk

Scientists believe that the so-called, mysterious Planet Nine might be a "rogue planet" that was captured by our solar system

Mysterious 6,000-mile-long wave discovered in Venus' atmosphere

Venus is one seriously hot planet, but it appears that is not its only claim to fame. It also holds the title of producing one of the largest waves ever observed in our solar system, reports The Guardian. Measuring some 6,000 miles long, the atmospheric phenomenon was detected and imaged by Japan's Akatsuki satellite, which was launched in 2010. Show More Summary

Prediction Of Merging Stars May Solve One Of Hubble's Greatest Mysteries

An artist's impression of an exotic binary star system. Image credit: M. Garlick/University of Warwick/ESO. When you think about our Solar System, with its lone, luminousstar dominating both the mass and light of our local corner of the Milky Way, you might think that this is what 'typical' looks like. In [...]

Solar power plan set to bring fresh water to out-of-reach villages

(University of Edinburgh) A solar-powered purification system could provide remote parts of India with clean drinking water for the first time.

Mysterious Planet Nine May Be a Captured 'Rogue' World

The putative Planet Nine may be a former "rogue planet" that was captured by our solar system at some point in the past, a new study suggests.

Giant gravity wave spotted on Venus - CNET

The wave in Venus' atmosphere could be the biggest seen in the solar system.

Trilobites: Venus Smiled, With a Mysterious Wave Across Its Atmosphere

Japan’s Akatsuki spacecraft detected what scientists called a gravity wave above the solar system’s second planet, but it hasn’t been seen since.

Images of giant wave on Venus captured by Japanese probe

Pressure wave in planet’s atmosphere was one of the largest ever seen in the solar system, stretching over 10,000 kilometres A Japanese spacecraft that is circling Venus has beamed home pictures of one of the largest waves ever seen in the solar system. Show More Summary

Tesla Gigafactory Rooftop Solar System To Be ~7 Times Larger Than Largest Rooftop Solar System Today

A document created for the recent investor event at Tesla's under-construction Gigafactory facility in Nevada recently made its way into our hands here at CleanTechnica, revealing that the company's planned solar PV infrastructure for the facility will total 70 megawatts (MW) in nameplate capacity once complete. Show More Summary

Thomas Gottschalk: “It’s a great feeling to know that whole communities raise their standard of living by starting new businesses and being able to access energy infrastructure in a reliable manner.”

This week, Anne-Sophie Garrigou interviewed Thomas Gottschalk, founder and CEO of Mobisol, a company that combines solar energy with innovative mobile technology and microcredit to provide high-quality solar home systems to low-income...Show More Summary

This week in science: all seems beautiful to me ...

The traditional story about the formation of our beautiful moon is the single impact theory. But the early solar system was a violent, chaotic place. There’s room for more than one titanic collision. And some new analysis suggests multiple...Show More Summary

Epoch, An Experimental Short Film That Takes a Visually Stunning Tour of the Solar System

5 days agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

“Epoch” is an experimental short film by Ash Thorp and Chris Bjerre that takes a visually stunning tour of the solar system. Epoch is an experimental film intended to take you on a voyage through our solar system and beyond. It is a personal project orchestrated to share our enjoyment and admiration for science fiction […]

Spacewalkers complete station battery swap

5 days agoTechnology : Tech Talk

Two spacewalkers completed work Friday to replace aging batteries in the space station's solar power system

This week in space: all stuff from inside the solar system, for once

Hubble is looking out for the Voyagers, Breakthrough Starshot is helping out the ESO, and there are two new Discovery missions. All this and more, this week in space. The post This week in space: all stuff from inside the solar system, for once appeared first on ExtremeTech.

Astronauts upgrade station power system in six-hour spacewalk

5 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Two astronauts floated outside the International Space Station on Friday for a six-hour spacewalk to replace aging batteries for the laboratory’s solar power system, an upgrade needed to keep the outpost running into the next decade, NASA said. U.S. astronaut Shane Kimbrough left the...

See What It Looks Like to Land on Saturn's Largest Moon, Titan

5 days agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

In 2005, the European Space Agency's Huygens probe became the first spacecraft to land on an object in the outer solar system.

Scientists: Moon over the hill at 4.51 billion years old

5 days agoHealth : The Checkup

Rocks from Apollo 14 show that the satellite formed not long after the solar system did.

Astronomers just discovered a ‘Hot Jupiter,’ and it’s absolutely massive

Jupiter is the undisputed big dog in our solar system. It's so huge that even if you took all the other planets in our solar system and combined them, Jupiter would still be two-and-a-half times bigger than that. So when astronomersShow More Summary

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