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    An aurora has been spotted surrounding a comet orbiting Jupiter - the first time the glowing emissions have been seen around a cosmic snowball.  Astronomers from the Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) identified the shimmering phenomenon using instruments on the European Space Agency (ESA) Rosetta spacecraft.  Rosetta was the first space mission to place a lander on the surface of a comet, the first to orbit a comet nucleus and the first to follow it into the inner solar system.  On the Earth, auroras are formed when charged particles from the Sun follow the planet's magnetic field lines to the north and south poles where they strike atoms in the atmosphere and create a shimmering curtain of colourful lights in the...
    Brian Walker, CEO, Herman MillerScott Mlyn | CNBC Check out the companies making headlines after hours Wednesday: Herman Miller — Shares of the office furniture builder jumped more than 14% on the back of better-than-expected results for the previous quarter. Herman Miller reported adjusted earnings per share of $1.24. Analysts polled by FactSet expected a profit of just 26 cents per share. Revenue was also stronger than expected at $626.8 million. The company also reestablished its quarterly dividend. iRobot — The Roomba-maker's stock climbed more than 3% after the company disclosed the resignation of Chief R&D Officer Tim Saeger. In an 8-K filing, iRobot said Sager will remain employed by the company until his successor is hired. Moderna —...
    LONDON (AP) — Arsenal and Spain defender Hector Bellerin has invested to become the second largest shareholder at Forest Green Rovers, the English fourth division club renowned for its environmental activism. Rovers are recognized by FIFA and the United Nations as the world’s greenest football club. Chairman Dale Vince, a green energy industrialist, has introduced eco-friendly elements at the club in southwest England such as solar panels on its New Lawn stadium, the use of a solar-powered robot grass mower, and the creation of the world’s first organic soccer pitch. Like Bellerin, Rovers are vegan and became the world’s first carbon neutral sports club in 2017. Bellerin, who recently raised money to plant 60,000 trees in the Amazon rainforest, will...
    Earth's supply of water didn't arrive with a bang from a comet or asteroid, researchers claim - it was likely here at the time our world first formed. A new study by the Centre de Recherches Petrographiques et Geochimiques, France, examined a meteorite called an enstatite chondrite for signs of hydrogen. Researchers discovered the space rock - composed of material found in the inner solar system - contained sufficient hydrogen to deliver at least three times the amount of water found in the Earth's oceans and probably considerably more. As this rock is made of the same material as the Earth, it suggests that when it formed 4.5 billion years ago it did so with the materials for water already...
    PAYERNE, Switzerland – A parachutist completed the world’s first jump from a solar-powered aircraft on Tuesday after the plane soared to a height of 1,520 meters (nearly 5,000 ft) over western Switzerland, Swiss organizers said. The two-seater prototype plane made the test flight in good weather and to promote renewable energy. Parachutist Raphael Domjan reached a speed of 150 kilometers (93 miles) per hour during his jump, landing near the project base in Payerne. “Today there were many firsts but the most important is [this is] the first time ever that someone jumped from an electric aircraft. And this is something that is changing the future for this sport for skydivers,” said Domjan, the instigator of the SolarStratos project...
    By Denis Balibouse PAYERNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - A parachutist completed the world's first jump from a solar-powered aircraft on Tuesday after the plane soared to a height of 1,520 metres (nearly 5,000 ft) over western Switzerland, Swiss organisers said. The two-seater prototype plane made the test flight in good weather and to promote renewable energy. Parachutist Raphael Domjan reached a speed of 150 kilometres per hour during his jump, landing near the project base in Payerne. "Today there were many firsts but the most important is [this is] the first time ever that someone jumped from an electric aircraft. And this is something that is changing the future for this sport for sky divers," said Domjan, the instigator of the...
    The magnetic field strength of the corona is mainly between 1 and 4 gauss, a few times the strength of the Earth’s magnetic field on the planet’s surface, so making a map is quite a milestone. “The solar magnetic field is evolving all the time”, clarifies Zihao Yang of Peking University in Beijing. Sometimes the sun releases magnetic energy explosively, sending bursts of plasma that can shoot into space. Those ejections can wreak havoc on satellites or power grids when they hit Earth. Continuous monitoring of coronal magnetism it could help predict those outbursts. Researchers are already working on an improved version of the coronagraph, called COSMO, for the Coronal Solar Magnetism Observatory, which would use the same technique repeatedly...
    An unprecedented astronomical discovery took place in 2017: 33 million kilometers from Earth an object was moving towards the inner solar system at incredible speeds. Its trajectory and speed place its origin outside the solar system. This foreign visitor was baptized as Oumuamua, it is the first interstellar comet, that is, the first object to enter our solar system from beyond its limits. Since then, Oumuamua has excited the imaginations of science fans, putting astronomers from around the world to work to elucidate its origin. What puzzles scientists most are its peculiar characteristics. In addition to its speed, which accounts for its distant origin, it has a strange shape, it lacks a tail, and its rotation is chaotic. ...
    Seems that sure, “x” follows “+.” The massively well-liked UK singer, 29, and his spouse, Cherry Seaborn, 28, predict their first youngster, based on the UK Solar. The low-key couple have been spending a lot of the yr in lockdown at Sheeran’s Suffolk residence, permitting them to maintain the being pregnant a secret. The Solar reviews that Cherry is within the last stage of her being pregnant and is due in “later this summer time.” “Lockdown was an ideal excuse to not be seen out and about an excessive amount of,” the paper’s supply notes, “however issues are getting nearer and the thrill has been constructing in order that they have began telling family and friends.” Sheeran introduced in...
    Yankees option 3B Miguel Andujar Around the World in 20 Stunning Sunsets Tesla competitor Nikola quietly discloses its only revenue source so far: building solar panels for its founder © Massimo Pinca/Reuters Nikola founder and executive chairman Trevor Milton. Massimo Pinca/Reuters Nikola, an upstart electric-vehicle maker that's worth $10 billion, released its first quarterly financial report this week.  The results largely disappointed investors and sent shares tumbling.  The company is pre-revenue, and working on multiple upcoming vehicle models, but did manage to bring in $36,000. Buried in a regulatory filing, Nikola revealed that money was from installing solar panels for its founder, Trevor Milton.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Investors were largely disappointed by electric-vehicle...
    Scientists have captured the first direct image of a solar system that closely resembles our own. The new image is a family portrait of sorts, showing two giant exoplanets orbiting a young, sun-like star, roughly 300 light years away.  The picture was taken using the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope, located in Chile's Atacama Desert. According to a new study in the Astrophysical Journal Letters, the system will help astronomers better understand how our solar system formed and evolved The star, known as TYC 8998-760-1 and located in the Southern constellation of Musca, is only 17 million years old, which researchers called a "very young version of our own sun." Comparatively, the sun is roughly 4.6 billion years old. ...
    The first ever photo of two exoplanets orbiting a young Sun-like star 309-light years from the Earth has been captured by astronomers using a ground-based telescope.  The European Southern Observatory’s Very Large Telescope in Chile was used to capture the image of the two giant exoplanets orbiting a very young star.  Astronomers say this image of two exoplanets orbiting a star is a snapshot of an environment similar to our Solar System  - but at an earlier stage in its evolution.  The two gas giants are much larger and much further away from their host star than Jupiter or Saturn are in the Solar System, according to researchers. The star is incredibly young at just 17 million years old, emerging...
    Solar Orbiter, the European probe that travels in the direction of the Sun, unveiled on Thursday its first images, taken just 50 million miles from the star, which have revealed the presence, near its surface, of innumerable solar mini-bursts, so-called informal “bonfires”. The mission of the European Space Agency (ESA) with the collaboration of NASA and an important Spanish contribution has already made its first step close to the Sun, approximately half the distance from Earth. NASA released a video that collects millions of photos taken of the star as it orbits Earth. Daniel Müller, a scientist at ESA’s Solar Orbiter project, pointed out at the start of a press conference to present the first results that...
    Solar Orbiter, the European probe that travels in the direction of the Sun, unveiled on Thursday its first images, taken just 50 million miles from the star, which have revealed the presence, near its surface, of innumerable solar mini-bursts, so-called informal “bonfires”. The mission of the European Space Agency (ESA) with the collaboration of NASA and an important Spanish contribution has already made its first step close to the Sun, approximately half the distance from Earth. NASA released a video that collects millions of photos taken of the star as it orbits Earth. Daniel Müller, a scientist at ESA’s Solar Orbiter project, pointed out at the start of a press conference to present the first results that...
    Solar Orbiter, the European probe that travels in the direction of the Sun, unveiled on Thursday its first images, taken just 50 million miles from the star, which have revealed the presence, near its surface, of innumerable solar mini-bursts, so-called informal “bonfires”. The mission of the European Space Agency (ESA) with the collaboration of NASA and an important Spanish contribution has already made its first step close to the Sun, approximately half the distance from Earth. NASA released a video that collects millions of photos taken of the star as it orbits Earth. Daniel Müller, a scientist at ESA’s Solar Orbiter project, pointed out at the start of a press conference to present the first results that...
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A European and NASA spacecraft has snapped the closest pictures ever taken of the sun, revealing countless little “campfires” flaring everywhere. Scientists on Thursday released the first images taken by Solar Orbiter, launched from Cape Canaveral in February. The orbiter was about 48 million miles (77 million kilometers) from the sun — about halfway between Earth and the sun — when it took the stunning high-resolution pictures last month. NASA’s Parker Solar Probe is flying much closer to the sun than Solar Orbiter — too close for cameras to safely photograph the sun. Its lone camera faces away from the sun to observe the solar wind. That’s why Solar Orbiter’s new pictures showing vibrant swirls...
    (CNN)Our sun was ready for its close-up last month, and the new Solar Orbiter mission captured the closest images ever taken of the sun during its first pass. The images were released on Thursday. The mission, which is a collaboration between NASA and the European Space Agency, launched in February and conducted a close pass of the sun in mid-June. All 10 of its instruments were switched on together for the first time during this pass to collect images and data. The images were taken at a distance of 47,845,581 miles away from the sun. This close pass, which is called a perihelion, was within the orbits of the two closest planets to the sun, Venus and Mercury. Solar...
    NASA and the European Space Agency (ESA) are releasing new images of the sun Thursday morning, bringing humans closer to our host star than ever before. The photos are the first captured by the Solar Orbiter, which launched earlier this year.  After launching on February 9, Solar Orbiter made its first close pass of the sun in mid-June, despite the team facing setbacks due to the coronavirus pandemic. As it passed the sun, it turned on all 10 of its instruments together for the first time, the agencies said in a statement.  The agencies said the new photos are the closest ever taken of the sun. They will be released Thursday morning at 8 a.m. EDT.  Get Breaking News Delivered...
    NASA and the European Space Agency are set to release the first close-up images of the sun from their joint Solar Orbiter mission. “In mid-June, Solar Orbiter made its first close pass of the Sun following its Feb. 9 launch, turning on all 10 of its instruments together for the first time,” said NASA, in a statement on its website. “This flyby captured the closest images ever taken of the sun.” STUNNING NASA TIME-LAPSE VIDEO SHOWS 10 YEARS IN LIFE OF SUN Illustration of the NASA/ESA Solar Orbiter. (ESA/ATG Medialab) NASA will reveal the images, along with the first data from the Solar Orbiter mission, during a briefing at 8 a.m. EDT on Thursday. “During the briefing, mission experts...
    Scientific Reviews, states the first strong evidence that powerful eruptions in the Sun can trigger massive earthquakes in the land.“data-reactid =” 12 “> Scientific research published in the journal Scientific Reviews asserts the first strong evidence that powerful eruptions on the Sun can trigger massive earthquakes on Earth. The main star of our planetary system releases a lot of energy constantly, in the form of solar wind, from coronal mass ejections or especially energetic floods of particles, including ions and electrons, that slide through the solar system at breakneck speeds. These can reach Earth and affect artificial satellites, knock down power grids, and now possibly surface movements. Solar and Heliospheric Observatory& nbsp; (SOHO) & nbsp; from NASA-ESA & nbsp;, compiling...
    This is a collaborative work between the University of Almería, the Federal Polytechnic School of Lausanne, outlined in an article that delves into the action of solar radiation as the engine of a process that kills bacteria and destroys pharmaceuticals in water. water treatment plant, making it suitable for agricultural irrigation. José Luis Casas next to a photocatalysis station in CIESOL. Three scientists from Solar Energy Research Center (CIESOL), specifically José Antonio Sánchez, who is its director, Irene de la Obra and José Luis Casas, all belonging to the UAL Department of Chemical Engineering, are the signatories of a first-rate international article on the wastewater reuse, previously treated with a process resulting from their research on the use of...
    It’s been almost a decade since Test Drive Unlimited 2 came out on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, but, after a long wait, fans got a first look at the sequel to the massively online racing pioneer. French publisher Nacon shared a teaser for Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown on Tuesday. We didn’t see much in the way gameplay. However, several people who worked on the previous two games are contributing to the new entry, so it seems it’s in good hands. The game will feature cars from automakers like Ferrari and Lamborghini. According to Eurogamer , it will borrow WRC 8’s handling system, which suggests players may be able to drive off-road. Additionally, it looks like some of the fashion...
    (CNN)The European Space Agency's Solar Orbiter made its first close pass of the sun on Monday, getting as close as 77 million kilometers (48 million miles) from the sun's surface.The spacecraft's first perihelion -- the point in the orbit closest to the sun -- was about half the distance between the sun and Earth. The probe made its closest approach at around 3.35 a.m Eastern standard time (07.35 UTC), Daniel Müller, the European Space Agency's Solar Orbiter project scientist, told CNN. The spacecraft has now moved to the "cruise" phase of its mission. Müller said images taken with telescopes aboard the probe, which will be released in mid-July, will be the closest images of the sun ever captured.The Solar Orbiter,...