Scientists Claim Jupiter Became Big After Eating Small Plane…

Scientists Claim Jupiter Became Big After Eating Small Plane…

(MENAFN- BreezyScroll) A recent study has found out that there is a reason why Jupiter is dubbed the biggest planet in our solar system. Turns out that it achieved this gigantic size (300 times bigger than Earth) by consuming other small planets. Astonishing. Isn’t it? By studying the gravitational data collected by NASA’s Juna space … Read more

A Giant Sunspot Doubled in Size in 24 Hours, And It’s Pointing Right at Earth

A Giant Sunspot Doubled in Size in 24 Hours, And It’s Pointing Right at Earth

A gigantic sunspot has swelled to twice Earth’s size, doubling its diameter in 24 hours, and it’s pointed right at us. The sunspot, called AR3038, grew to 2.5 times Earth’s size – making the sunspot roughly 19,800 miles, or 31,900 kilometers, in diameter – from Sunday (June 19) to Monday night (June 20), according to … Read more

Texas Turns To Renewables As Electricity Demand Soars To Record Highs

Texas Turns To Renewables As Electricity Demand Soars To Record Highs

Texas is sweating out a massive heat wave unusually early in the year – and sweating potential blackouts as all those air conditioning units put extra strain on the state’s infamously fragile grid. Already, before the hottest months of the year have even hit, Texans have annihilated previous records for all-time high electricity demand, surpassing … Read more

Ancient Asteroids Reveal That The Early Solar System Was More Chaotic Than We Thought

Ancient Asteroids Reveal That The Early Solar System Was More Chaotic Than We Thought

There’s no question that young solar systems are chaotic places. Cascading collisions defined our young Solar System as rocks, boulders, and planetesimals repeatedly collided. A new study based on chunks of asteroids that crashed into Earth puts a timeline to some of that chaos. Astronomers know that asteroids have remained essentially unchanged since their formation … Read more

Interstellar Travel Could Be Possible Even Without Spaceships, Scientist Says

Interstellar Travel Could Be Possible Even Without Spaceships, Scientist Says

In about 5 billion years, the Sun will leave the main sequence and become a red giant. It’ll expand and transform into a glowering, malevolent ball and consume and destroy Mercury, Venus, Earth, and probably Mars. Can humanity survive the Sun’s red giant phase? Extraterrestrial Civilizations (ETCs) may have already faced this existential threat. Could … Read more

Astronomer’s Mind-Blowing Animation Shows The True Scale of Our Solar System

Astronomer’s Mind-Blowing Animation Shows The True Scale of Our Solar System

Sometimes it takes an animation on Twitter to truly understand – or at least begin to understand – the amazing diversity of worlds making up our Solar System. Enter planetary astronomer James O’Donoghue from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). Hey tweeted out a brief animation that starts off with the Ceres dwarf planet, and … Read more

A Double Solar Flare Just Triggered Radio Blackouts Over Asia And Australia

A Double Solar Flare Just Triggered Radio Blackouts Over Asia And Australia

A restless sunspot threw off a double solar flare Monday (April 25), triggering some radio blackouts over Asia and Australia. The sunspot AR2993 erupted with two M1 flares in quick succession, according to spaceweather.com. Solar flares are eruptions of electromagnetic radiation; M-class flares are moderate-sized flares that can disrupt some radio frequencies and sometimes expose … Read more

Outdated Energy Grid Poses Existential Threat To The Renewable Revolution

Outdated Energy Grid Poses Existential Threat To The Renewable Revolution

Wind and solar energy in Texas are increasing rapidly and could soon replace coal pretty entirely, Fortune reported last month. There is only one catch, the article said: the grid isn’t ready for so much renewable energy. A similar message came from the solar industry association recently. Developers were ready to start work on the … Read more

Environmentalists Are Crushing Europe’s Energy Independence Ambitions

Environmentalists Are Crushing Europe’s Energy Independence Ambitions

Europe is not going to achieve a competitive energy transition with the current interventionist policies. Europe does not depend on Russian gas due to a coincidence, but because of a chain of mistaken policies: banning nuclear in Germany, prohibiting the development of domestic natural gas resources throughout the European Union, added to a massive and … Read more

Suncor to ditch solar and wind assets, focus on hydrogen and renewable fuels

Suncor to ditch solar and wind assets, focus on hydrogen and renewable fuels

Suncor Energy Inc. is divesting its solar and wind assets, turning its focus instead to hydrogen and renewable fuels. The decision to ditch its renewable power assets spells the end of a two-decade foray into wind and solar for the Calgary-based company, which in 2002 partnered with Enbridge Inc. to build one of the first … Read more