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What is the surface of Neptune like?

As a gas giant (or ice giant), Neptune has no solid surface. In fact, the blue-green disc we have all seen in photographs over the years is actually a bit of an illusion. What we see is actually the tops of some very deep ...

dateApr 22, 2016 in Space Exploration
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New material can switch stiction and wetting

TU Wien (Vienna), KU Leuven and the University of Zürich have discovered a robust surface whose adhesive and wetting properties can be switched using electricity. This remarkable result is featured on the cover of Nature ...

dateJun 29, 2016 in Nanomaterials
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NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Fantala slowing

On April 21, Fantala's maximum sustained wind speeds started to decrease since making a "U-turn" and moving southeastward to a position northeast of Madagascar and the storm maintained strength on April 22. NASA's RapidScat ...

dateApr 22, 2016 in Earth Sciences
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