Solar Wind

Parker Solar Probe preview postponed due to tubing leak, NASA says

A news media preview of an upcoming NASA launch was abruptly postponed Friday after a team preparing the Parker Solar Probe for the viewing …

Space

SolarWinds acquires real-time threat monitoring service Trusted Metrics

SolarWinds, the company behind tools like Pingdom, Papertrail, Loggly and a number of other IT management tools, today announced that it has acquired Trusted Metrics, a company that helps businesses monitor incoming threats to their networks and servers. This move follows SolarWinds’ acquisition of …

Startups

NASA fixes heat shield to Sun-skimming solar probe ahead of August launch

Next month, NASA is set to launch a pioneering new mission towards the center of our solar system. The Solar Parker Probe will venture to our Sun and …

Astronomy

PE Firm Thoma Bravo Buys Majority Stake in Centrify

<b>Private equity investment firm Thoma Bravo said it will acquire a majority interest in identity and access management (IAM) solutions firm …

Solar Wind

This is how NASA’s Sun probe will survive 2,500F temperatures

An eight-foot wide slice of foam with a few special layers will be all that’s protecting NASA’s Parker Solar Probe as it braves almost 2,500 degree …

Space

Nasa confirms launch date for its 430,000mph Parker Solar Probe that will 'touch the sun'

The spacecraft that will 'touch the sun': NASA puts finishing touches to 430,000mph Parker Solar Probe that will launch next month to help predict …

Astronomy

Magnetic Nulls and Super-Radial Expansion in the Solar Corona

Magnetic Nulls and Super-Radial Expansion in the Solar Corona<p>NTRS Full-Text:<p>Click to View [PDF Size: 1.4 MB]<p>External Online Source:<p>Author and …

Astronomy

China launches new space science program

China Wednesday launched a new space science program focusing on the origin and evolution of the universe, black holes, gravitational waves and …

News (China)

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Space

Car-sized NASA spacecraft will be FIRST EVER to “touch” the sun

Rocket like it’s hot<p>Space history is set to be made by NASA on 4 August this year, when the space agency will launch a spacecraft directly at the …

Astronomy

A Mission to Touch the Sun

The Sun is one of the final unknown frontiers in our Solar System. This summer, a probe will be launched to observe this star in unprecedented …

Sciences

One third of Mars was covered in water and heavy rainfall eroded its network of deep valleys

Torrential rainfall on early Mars eroded the network of deep valleys still visible on the surface of the planet today, new research claims<p><b>Experts</b> …

Breakthroughs

10 Things You May Not Have Known About The Center Of The Earth

The center of the Earth is probably one of the most mysterious places on our planet because we cannot physically go there. There is a lot of …

Earth Science

Science and art on a Dragon

A SpaceX Dragon cargo spaceship is grappled by the International Space Station’s robotic arm. Credits: NASA<p>The Dragon awaits its liftoff encapsulated …

Space Exploration

How Buzz Aldrin wants to make Mars habitable

Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the moon, has pushed for humanity to expand its presence in space, making Mars habitable for mankind. But for a planet whose atmosphere is almost entirely made up of carbon dioxide, how will humans do something as simple as breathe, much less live?<p>Speaking …

Space Exploration

In Its Lunar Mission Which Involves Landing On Moon, ISRO To Find A Trillion-Dollar Nuclear Fuel

Only the US, Russia and China have landed spacecraft on the Moon till date.

Space Exploration

The Quest to Find a Trillion-Dollar Nuclear Fuel on the Moon

India’s space program wants to go where no nation has gone before -– to the south side of the moon. And once it gets there, it will study the …

Space Exploration

Travel Ban Win Could Embolden Trump on Border

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Donald Trump

Twisted Sister: Twin Planets Earth and Venus Were "Separated at Birth"

Venus is similar in size and chemical makeup when compared with Earth—and the pair formed about the same time, more than four billion years ago. But …

Astronomy

Meteorites Bombarded by Solar Wind May Have Seeded Prebiotic Molecules Throughout the Universe — NOVA Next | PBS

Ancient meteorites zipping through outer space might have been mobile factories that pumped out the molecules necessary for life on Earth—and maybe …

Universe

Scientific Breakthrough Comes as NASA Observes a New Kind of Turbulent Magnetic Reconnection

One of the roles of the Earth’s magnetic field is to protect the planet from the solar wind that emanates from the sun’s outer layers. The problem is …

Physics

Stunning Southern Lights, Courtesy State-Of-The-Art Indian Antarctic Base

The Bharati Station houses about 50 Indians all year round and is located on the Larsemann Hills of Antarctica.<p><b>New Delhi:</b> It may be one of the most …

Seawater

The true power of the solar wind

The planets and moons of our solar system are constantly being shelled by particles hurdled away from the sun. On Earth, this has barely any impact, …

Particles

Stargazing: Understanding the Northern Lights - Kelowna Capital News

My very first encounter with an aurora was in England, before I came to Canada, at the house of a radio amateur.<p>He was communicating by sending …

Astronomy

SwRI to manage payload, payload systems engineering for IMAP mission

Southwest Research Institute will manage the payload and payload systems engineering for a new NASA mission that will sample, analyze and map …

Solar System

Newest NASA discoveries could boost search for ancient life on Mars

In puffs of gas from rocks more than 3 billion years old dug up by one of NASA's robotic explorers on Mars, scientists have identified several complex organic molecules — possible building blocks for ancient life.<p>It's not aliens. (It's never aliens.)<p>But it is “consistent with the past presence of …

Solar Wind

Earth's magnetic field is a ruthless, solar-wind-shredding machine

As Earth cruises through the black sea of space at about 67,000 mph (108,000 km/h), the planet's magnetic field pushes aside solar wind — the constant stream of plasma particles ejected by the sun — the same way the bow of a speeding motorboat pushes aside water. Scientists call this phenomenon …

Universe

As Solar Wind Blows, Our Heliosphere Balloons

What happens when the solar wind suddenly starts to blow significantly harder? According to two recent studies, the boundaries of our entire solar …

Space

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Electronic Music

NASA Astrobiology

The conditions on the early Earth have long been a mystery, but researchers from NASA and the University of Washington have now devised a way to …

Seafloor