The Sun spits out a coronal mass ejection
Ever squirted water out of your mouth when playing in a swimming pool or lake? This Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) release by the Sun on April 15, 2012 looks reminiscent of such water spouting.
Solar wind, moon dust and Martian lights
The Canadian Space Agency has funded a University of Alberta-led project to study the effects of solar winds on Earths moon and on Mars. The results are anticipated to influence design of spacecraft ...
Uranus auroras glimpsed from Earth
(Phys.org) -- For the first time, scientists have captured images of auroras above the giant ice planet Uranus, finding further evidence of just how peculiar a world that distant planet is. Detected by means ...
Astronomers solve the mystery of stellar 'superwind'
Astronomers at the University of Manchester believe they have found the answer to the mystery of a powerful "superwind" which causes the death of stars.
Venus found to have aurora type magnetotails
Canadians rally against wind power
Hundreds of Canadians demonstrated on Tuesday calling for an end to subsidies for wind power, saying noise from colossal turbines is making some people sick and driving down rural property prices.
Eclipses' effect on wind revealed
Solar eclipses don't just turn the lights out; they also make the wind slow down and change direction.
TWINS/IBEX spacecraft observed impact of powerful solar storm from inside and outside Earth's magnetosphere
(PhysOrg.com) -- For the first time, instrumentation aboard two NASA missions operating from complementary vantage points watched as a powerful solar storm spewed a two million-mile-per-hour stream of charged ...
Battery cathode made of waste byproducts from paper industry promises sustainable energy storage
A breakthrough for inexpensive electricity from solar cells, and a massive investment in wind power, will mean a need to store energy in an intelligent way. According to research at Linköping University (Sweden), published ...
Geomagnetic data reveal unusual nature of recent solar minimum
Since the mid-1800s, scientists have been systematically measuring changes in the Earth's magnetic field and the occurrence of geomagnetic activity. Such long- term investigation has uncovered a number of cyclical changes, ...
Thermosolar power station in Spain works at night
A unique thermosolar power station in southern Spain can shrug off cloudy days: energy stored when the sun shines lets it produce electricity even during the night.
New evidence to solve the mystery of the 'eclipse wind'
(PhysOrg.com) -- Solar eclipses are not only amazing celestial spectacles - they also cause subtle changes to the weather here on Planet Earth, according to meteorologists.
France's EDF says owed 4.8 bn euros for green scheme
French power giant EDF is owed 4.8 billion euros by the French state as part of an elaborate scheme to encourage investment in renewable energy, chief executive Henri Proglio said Wednesday.
Huge coronal hole is sending solar wind our way
An enormous triangular hole in the Suns corona was captured earlier today by NASAs Solar Dynamics Observatory, seen above from the AIA 211 imaging assembly. This gap in the Suns atmosphere ...