solar wind

An Astronaut Might Need Kidney Dialysis on the Way Home from Mars

Long term space exploration comes with many challenges. Not least is how much toilet paper to take but more worryingly…

1 week ago

Black Holes Can Halt Star Formation in Massive Galaxies

It’s difficult to actually visualise a universe that is changing. Things tend to happen at snails pace albeit with the…

2 months ago

Stellar Winds Coming From Other Stars Measured for the First Time

An international research team led by the University of Vienna has made a major breakthrough. In a study recently published…

2 months ago

Solar Storms Could Cause Mayhem to Trains

The rail service here in the UK is often the brunt of jokes. If it’s not the wrong type of…

6 months ago

Apollo Samples Contain Hydrogen Hurled from the Sun

According to the U.S. National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, men should drink 3.7litres of water a day and…

7 months ago

Earth’s Past and Future Habitability Depends on Our Protection from Space Weather

A bewildering number of factors and variables led up to the planet we occupy today, where life finds a way…

7 months ago

An Astronomical First! A Radiation Belt Seen Outside the Solar System

For the first time, a team of astronomers has imaged the radiation belt of an object from beyond the Solar…

1 year ago

Planetary Interiors in TRAPPIST-1 System Could be Affected by Stellar Flares

In a recent study published in The Astrophysical Journal Letters, an international team of researchers led by the University of…

1 year ago

Birds use Dynamic Soaring to Pick Up Velocity. We Could Use a Similar Trick to Go Interstellar

A new proposal for an interstellar mission shows how a solar sail could use the same technique birds do to…

2 years ago

NASA Tests a Solar Sail Segment of its Enormous Solar Cruiser Mission

A team led by NASA Marshall was selected to build a technology demonstrator called the Solar Cruiser to mature solar…

2 years ago