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It's been a turbulent start, but Juno is now delivering spectacular insights into Jupiter

There was much excitement when the Juno spacecraft successfully arrived at Jupiter in July, after a five-year journey through the solar system. A perfect engine firing placed the solar-powered spacecraft into just the right orbit around the gas giant, with the promise of great discoveries to come.

Australian Scientists Just Proved How Our Solar System Was Created

New computer models and evidence from meteorites have been used to show that a low-mass supernova triggered the formation of our solar system. "Before this model there was only inconclusive evidence to support this theory," said Professor Alexander Heger from the Monash School of Physics and Astronomy. More »      

This Week's Most Popular --"Colossal Hidden Galaxy to Merging Neutron Stars"

NASA's Kepler Mission Reveals Our Solar System is Extremely Rare --"And We Have No Idea Why" Colossal Spiderweb Galaxy Three Times Size of the Milky Way --Submerged at Center of Massive Embryonic Cluster Pluto's Extreme Ocean --Scientists Ask: "Could It...

Hunting for Planet Nine With Wise & NEOWise

Searching for Planet Nine with Coadded WISE and NEOWISE-Reactivation ImagesAuthors:Meisner et alAbstract: A distant, as yet unseen ninth planet has been invoked to explain various observations of the outer solar system. While such aShow More Summary

More inexpensive ebook goodies!

You can download James S. A. Corey's excellent Leviathan Wakes for only 2.99$ here.Here's the blurb: Welcome to the future. Humanity has colonized the solar system – Mars, the Moon, the Asteroid Belt and beyond – but the stars are still...Show More Summary

Doomsayers are adamant that the world will end in December 2016

If you're all brushed up on your space conspiracy theories, you're probably, at the very least, aware of the infamous Nibiru, aka "Planet X." Rumors of the mysterious body, whizzing through our solar system with an oblong orbit that coincidentally keeps it hidden from our view, have been floating around the internet for years. Show More Summary

New evidence on the formation of the solar system

(Monash University) International research involving a Monash University scientist is using new computer models and evidence from meteorites to show that a low-mass supernova triggered the formation of our solar system.

Nova Lumos Raises $90 Million for Off-Grid Solar in #Nigeria

Bloomberg reports: Nova Lumos Netherlands Holding B.V. raised $90 million from a mix of private equity investors and development banks to deploy pay-as-you-go solar power systems in Nigeria. It’s the biggest fundraising round to date...Show More Summary

Want to help astronauts poop on the go in space? NASA may have $30,000 for you

President-elect Donald Trump has said he wants humankind to explore the entire solar system by the end of the 21st century. President Obama has called for the U.S. to send … Click to Continue »

Space, A New App by Tinybop That Lets Kids Explore the Solar System

3 days agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

Space by Tinybop is the eighth app in their Explorer’s Library suite. It lets kids explore the solar system with interactive games and lessons, and parents can follow along with the Space handbook with tips, facts, and discussion questions. The app is available now in the iTunes App Store. submitted via Laughing Squid Tips Related […]

Why Sharing Solar is the Next Big Thing in Energy

The disruption and the opportunities being offered by solar PV and battery storage are likely to be accelerated massively by the introduction of new software such as the “blockchain” system that has already taken root in financial systems, writes Giles Parkinson of the leading Australian energy website Reneweconomy.

Report: How Much Does A Solar PV System Cost in 2016?

Imagine you worked in a high-growth technology market where the pricing of the end product almost always falls, and sometimes falls by 17 percent every six months. No imagination is required for this scenario if you work in the solar...Show More Summary

NASA's Kepler Mission Reveals Our Solar System is Extremely Rare --"And We Have No Idea Why"

Of the more than 2,331 confirmed planets and 4,696 planetary candidates the Kepler Mission has identified to date, only one system resembles our own with terrestrial planets near the star and giant planets set at a distance. Since the time...

Did a supernova trigger solar system formation?

6 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Our solar system’s formation nearly 4.6 billion years ago may have been precipitated by a low-mass supernova explosion, according to a study published in the latest edition of the journal Nature Communications. The study, based on the analysis of decay products of short-lived nuclei of Beryllium-10...

Researchers propose low-mass supernova triggered formation of solar system

(University of Minnesota) A research team led by University of Minnesota School of Physics and Astronomy Professor Yong-Zhong Qian uses new models and evidence from meteorites to show that a low-mass supernova triggered the formation of our solar system.

Why Titan is the only colonizable world in the solar system beyond Earth

last weekHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Cold is easier to deal with than the raging heat of Venus. The Moon and Mars are bathed in dangerous radiation. This means Titan is humanity's best existential insurance policy. Charles Wohlforth and Amanda Hendrix, authors of Beyond...Show More Summary

England’s Gloucester Cathedral Gets Solar PV System

Southwestern England's Gloucester Cathedral is now home to a 38 kilowatt (kW) solar photovoltaic system, one expected to reduce the facility's energy costs by around 25% England’s Gloucester Cathedral Gets Solar PV System was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.

Fracking Gas Blazed A Trail For Renewables

A fierce competitor of both coal and renewables, shale gas has done at least one favor for solar and wind, according to a Harvard economist—it has demonstrated that the American energy system can accommodate sudden and massive influxes of supply.

Galaxy' Radio --NASA Astrobiology: Saturn's Enceladus & the Search for Life in the Solar System

' Scientists often search for the answer to the origins of life on Earth on other planets or moons in our solar system. If we want to see whether our theories are right, we need to find another example of...

The Shortlist: Space

An astronaut’s memoir, an astronomer’s guide to the solar system and a search for evidence of alien life.

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