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Nasa Volunteer Finds Coldest And Oldest Known White Dwarf Star With Strange Rings

A citizen scientist has found the oldest and coldest known white dwarf — an Earth-sized remnant of a Sun-like star that has died — encircled by strange dust and debris, according to NASA. Astronomers […] The post NASA Volunteer Finds...
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Citizen Scientist Finds Ancient White Dwarf Star Encircled By Puzzling Rings

The oldest and coldest known white dwarf -- an Earth-sized remnant of a sun-like star that has died -- could be the first known white dwarf with multiple dust rings. The discovery forces researchers to reconsider models of planetary systems.
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Lofar Radio Telescope Reveals Secrets Of Solar Storms

The team of scientist showed that solar storms can accelerate particles simultaneously in several locations by combining data from the Low Frequency Array, LOFAR, with images from NASA, NOAA and ESA spacecraft.
Related topics: Telescopes, Space, Solar Storms, NASA, European Space Agency, Spacecrafts

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Researchers Create Residential Solar Panels Nearly Twice As Efficient As Existing Panels

Drive through most neighborhoods around the world, and you are likely to find at least a few homes that have solar panels installed on the roof for collecting electricity from the sun. The challenge for solar panels that are used in residential and...

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Down On The Farm — With Robots - Aei - American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity,...

Anyone who has ever labored under the summer sun in an agricultural job (raises hand) can appreciate the import of yesterday’s Washington Post’s report on the rise of agricultural robots. A decline in immigration and an unwillingness of...
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Confirming A Source Of The Process Behind Auroras And The Formation Of Stars

Fast magnetic reconnection, the rapid convergence, separation and explosive snapping together of magnetic field lines, gives rise to northern lights, solar flares and geomagnetic storms that can disrupt cell phone service and electric power grids....
Related topics: Aurora, Solar Storms, Solar Flare, Solar Power

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Citizen Scientists Invited To Join Quest For New Worlds

The Backyard Worlds: Planet 9 project re-launches this week, with a call to volunteer citizen scientists to join the search for cold worlds near the Sun. With its newly revamped online interface and equipped with twice as much data as before, the...
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Massive Cloud Is On 700,000 Mph Collision Course With Milky Way

A giant cloud orbiting our galaxy, called Smith's Cloud, contains enough gas that a collision could form 2 million stars the size of our sun.        
Related topics: Milky Way, Space, Galaxies

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High-energy X-ray Bursts From Low-energy Plasma

Solar flares shouldn't produce X-rays, but they do. Why? The one-size-fits-all approach to electron collisions misses a lucky few that lead to an intense X-ray burst. Scientists thought there were too many electron-scattering collisions in such cold...
Related topics: Solar Power, Solar Flare, Electrons

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China Has Firm Plans To Build An Orbiting Megawatt-level Solar Power Station In Space By 2030

China has developed a unique plan to create an orbiting power station in space 36,000 kilometers above Earth which will take rays from the sun and turn these into electricity which can then be shot back to our planet. They are hoping that this will...
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A 6-legged Robot Stares At The Sky To Navigate Like A Desert Ant

AntBot looks for the polarized light from the sun in order to find its way. Your robot car could do the same one day.
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The Opportunity Rover Is Dead

The Opportunity rover is dead, at age 15.  After spending over 5,000 Martian days rumbling through the inhospitable red desert planet, NASA acknowledged on Wednesday that its sun-powered exploration rover hasn't responded to over 800 attempts...
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Nasa Set To Hold Funeral For Silent Mars Opportunity Rover - Cnet

The solar-powered rover hasn't called home since being swamped by a massive dust storm months ago.
Related topics: NASA, Mars Rover Curiosity, Space, Mars, Solar Storms

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Why Do The Northern And Southern Lights Differ?

Scientists have discovered the culprit: how the sun squeezes Earth’s magnetic tail -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Moving Artificial Leaves Out Of The Lab And Into The Air

Artificial leaves mimic photosynthesis—the process whereby plants use water and carbon dioxide from the air to produce carbohydrates using energy from the sun. But even state-of-the-art artificial leaves, which hold promise in reducing carbon...
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Astronomers Traverse The Globe To Shadow "lucky Stars"

A surge in occultation science is allowing astronomers to study the sun’s asteroids, planets and moons like never before -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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Earth As We Know It Is Thanks To A Massive Star In The Birth Environment Of Our Sun

Researchers have completed new simulations that look at how planets are believed to form. The new computer simulations show that the climate and solid surface of the Earth may be due in part to a massive star in the birth environment of the Sun....
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Evidence For A New Fundamental Constant Of The Sun

From NORTHUMBRIA UNIVERSITY and the “solar constant” department New research undertaken at Northumbria University, Newcastle shows that the Sun’s magnetic waves behave differently than currently believed. Their findings have been...

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The Impending Technological Doom That Awaits Us When The Next Powerful Solar Storm Hits The Earth

In a boding episode, the narrator of RealLifeLore explains how a powerful solar storm could cause a devastatingly massive meltdown of electric grids, systems and devices around the world. The narrator first explains what causes a solar storm, the...
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Flags That Generate Energy From Wind And Sun

Scientists have created flags that can generate electrical energy using wind and solar power.
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