Hexbyte  Hacker News  Computers Our Solar System Is Even Stranger Than We Thought

Hexbyte Hacker News Computers Our Solar System Is Even Stranger Than We Thought

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New research shows a pattern of exoplanet sizes and spacing around other stars unlike what we see in our own systemThe seven planets of the TRAPPIST-1 system are all Earth-sized. Credit: NASA-JPL and Caltech How special is the solar system? The history of astronomy has mostly been a one-way journey from a worldview in which…

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired Solar May Never Power Your EV, But You Can Still Drive on Sunshine

Hexbyte Tech News Wired Solar May Never Power Your EV, But You Can Still Drive on Sunshine

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If you happened to be passing through central Idaho in what’s now the Snake River plain some 15,000 years ago, you might have spotted entire fields of lava, covering more than 600 square miles. And if you swung back through the area this past week, you might have spotted an equally alien phenomenon: a little…

Solar Surpasses Gas and Wind as Biggest Source of New U.S. Power

Solar Surpasses Gas and Wind as Biggest Source of New U.S. Power

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Despite tariffs that President Trump imposed on imported panels, the U.S. installed more solar energy than any other source of electricity in the first quarter. Developers installed 2.5 gigawatts of solar in the first quarter, up 13 percent from a year earlier, according to a report Tuesday from the Solar Energy Industries Association and GTM…