mrt 102013
The Source of the Solar Wind Energy Discovered

  Using data from an aging NASA spacecraft, researchers have found signs of an energy source in the solar wind that has caught the attention of fusion researchers. NASA will be able to test the theory later this decade when it sends a new probe into the Sun for a closer look. The solar wind [continue reading]

mei 142012
Which Factors Determine the Habitability of a New Earths?

  Determining the habitability of rocky, Earth-like planets in the universe will be crucial for us as a species, according to scientists from The Australian National University. Artist illustration of a super Earth. Image credit: CfA But the good news is that these planets are probably more abundant than stars, researchers from the ANU Planetary Science Institute [continue reading]