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Hyper-realistic simulation of the sun will scorch your retina

Now that we know what the sun looks like up close, it's a bit easier to craft realistic images of the light-giving star at the center of our solar system. But Brooklyn-based coder and artist Robert Hodgin took it a huge step furtherShow More Summary

How Einstein's Relativity Saved The Solar System

16 hours agoTechnology : Forbes: Tech

For decades, the orbit of the Solar System's innermost planet didn't add up. 100 years ago today, Einstein's greatest achievement saved everything.

Free Will Astrology: For the Week of November 25

18 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

fesTA/Shutterstock SAGITTARIUS (Nov 22–Dec 21): From the dawn of civilization until 1995, humans cataloged about 900 comets in our solar system. But since then, we have expanded that tally by more than 3,000. Most of the recent discoveries have been made not by professional astronomers but by laypersons, including two 13-year-olds. Show More Summary

Smallest and Largest Planet in the Solar System

The smallest and largest planets that form our solar system range incredibly in temperature, composition, geology, and of course size.

SunEdison Plunges 14%: At Risk, Says UBS; Responding to Shareholders, Says Needham

Shares of solar energy system installation firm SunEdison (SUNE) are plunging again today, down 53 cents, or almost 13%, at $3.59, giving up some of yesterday’s 37% gain, and a 6% gain on Monday, which had been prompted by the company’s...Show More Summary

Energy storage becoming economical choice for utilities

The rapidly decreasing costs of battery energy storage systems (ESS) are driving a trend in the energy storage industry similar to that seen in solar PV over the last decade.That is according to Navigant Research, who says that the energy storage industry has been evolving at different paces and with a focus on different applications […]

Mars to lose its largest moon, Phobos, but gain a ring

Mars' largest moon -- one of only two in our solar system moving inward towards its planet -- will eventually be torn apart by tidal forces and distributed in a ring around the planet, a study of the cohesiveness of Phobos has concluded. Show More Summary

Storing solar energy underground for a cloudy day

A common criticism of a total transition to wind, water and solar power is that the US electrical grid can't affordably store enough standby electricity to keep the system stable. Now a researcher proposes an underground solution to that problem.

Just Another Day on Pluto

Pluto is an odd little beast. You knew this, if you’ve been paying attention at all these past few months. But one thing that struck me recently is its 6.4-day rotation rate. That’s weird; most free bodies in the solar system spin either much faster than Earth or much slower. Show More Summary

These Gloriously Bizarre Planters Were Inspired By The Cosmos

Russian artist Katerina Kopytina gets intergalactic with home decor in her Kuiper Belt project. The Kuiper Belt is a far-off region of our solar system located between Neptune and the sun, but you might know it as the reason Pluto lost its status as a planet. Show More Summary

EVs & PVs — Driving on Sunshine

Originally published on CleanTechnica by Kyle Field This is an overview for how to assess a solar installation for a residential property and pair the system with an EV or two to generate your own power and drive on sunshine. This is...Show More Summary

NASA: "Streams of Dark Matter, Some Larger Than Our Solar System Flow Through the Milky Way"

Based on many observations of its gravitational pull in action, scientists are certain that dark matter exists, and have measured how much of it there is in the universe to an accuracy of better than one percent. The leading theory....

Mining the Solar System --Will it Spawn the Next Google?

Asteroids are primordial material left over from the formation of the Solar System. They are scattered throughout it: some pass close to the Sun, and others are found out beyond the orbit of Neptune. A vast majority have been collected...

8 Green innovations at Greenbuild 2015

Onyx Solar - Photovoltaic Glass Solar panels for buildings are no longer restricted to rooftop systems. Onyx Solar developed innovative “building integrated photovoltaic solutions” that make it possible for rain screens, skylights, and even pavers to generate solar energy. Show More Summary

Astroquizzical: Where Did The Nickel And Iron In Asteroids Come From?

If the asteroid belt is formed of pieces of the early solar system that didn't form a planet, and nickel & iron are mostly in the cores of planets, where did the nickel-iron asteroids come from?

Solar System Asteroid Belt Best Explained as Remnants of Planetary Formation Collisions, not Pristine, Remnant Planetesimals

Erosive Hit-and-Run Impact Events: Debris UnboundAuthors:Sarid et alAbstract:Erosive collisions among planetary embryos in the inner solar system can lead to multiple remnant bodies, varied in mass, composition and residual velocity....Show More Summary

DPS 2015: Solar System Formation

At the 47th Division of Planetary Systems meeting, many presentations touched on some of the most contentious and poorly known aspects of how planets form.

Pluto deserves better than a one-night stand

The Pluto fly-by may be over, but our exploration of this far-flung corner of the solar system must continue. That will only happen if space agencies collaborate

Beyond Pluto: New Horizons probe aims for another unseen world

As Earthlings gawp at the dwarf planet, NASA's plucky probe is gearing up for one last mission: a close encounter that could rewrite solar system history

SolarCity CEO: Credit score requirement won't be cut for years

(Please note that the eighth paragraph contains language that some readers may find offensive) (Reuters) - SolarCity Corp has no imminent plans to lower the credit score requirement for customers who lease their solar panel systems, and likely will not do so for a few years, its chief executive said on Thursday. Show More Summary

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