News tagged with solar panels

Comet lander ends up in cliff shadow (Update)

A shadow was cast—literally—across Europe's historic mission to land on and explore a comet. Scientists said Thursday the landing craft not only bounced twice, it also came to rest next to a cliff that's blocking sunlight ...

dateNov 13, 2014 in Space Exploration
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New materials for more powerful solar cells

Applying a thin film of metallic oxide significantly boosts the performance of solar panel cells—as recently demonstrated by Professor Federico Rosei and his team at the Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research ...

dateNov 12, 2014 in Optics & Photonics
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NASA sun probe silent now for six weeks

No one knows exactly why a NASA solar probe stopped talking to Earth six weeks ago, but it's possible the spacecraft is out of power and is drifting without a way of calling for help, the agency said in an update.

dateNov 12, 2014 in Space Exploration
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