As Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko approaches perihelion, the sun is heating up its nucleus and the solar wind is causing its tail to evolve. And the Rosetta mission has a ringside seat.
Not only has NASA’s New Horizons mission confirmed that Pluto has an extended atmosphere, after its historic flyby on July 14, the spacecraft observed a “cavity” in the solar wind, revealing a long plasma tail reminiscent of a comet’s ion tail.
Weak solar activity could slowly fire up the ocean circulation mechanism, increasing the amount of warm water and air flowing to Greenland. Continue reading →
Pluto may be, on average, 40 times further away from the sun than Earth, but that doesn't mean it doesn't experience the sun's outbursts.
Movie director and deep-sea explorer James Cameron is setting out to improve the aesthetics and boost the technological performance of solar panels.
These mysterious electric blue wisps, which form on the edge of space, could be a sign of climate change.
The bulb allegedly improves performance and sleep patterns by syncing users’ internal clock to the sun's natural patterns. Continue reading →
Brilliant streaks of green, purple and pink lit up skies across Canada and many northern U.S. states on Monday night.
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