Can We Launch Nuclear Waste Into the Sun? Why This is a Terrible Idea

When I look at the Sun, I don’t see a warm life-giving orb, nourishing all living creatures here on Earth. No, I see that fiery ball as a cosmic garbage compactor. A place I can dump all my household garbage, to make room for new impulse purchases. I mean, the Sun is right there, not […]

Why Should We Launch Solar Panels Into Space?

This episode of DNews is brought to you by Full Sail University. This week the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency announced it wants to get solar power from space. I’m having flashbacks to disasters from SimCity2000. Hello! I’m Trace. Thank you for watching DNews. Back in the 1960s, American aerospace engineer Peter Glaser proposed launching solar […]

The Mystery Behind Jupiter’s Powerful Auroras

Jupiter is the king of the solar system, the king has a crown! But, like, what’s it made of? Jupiter, has auroras. We’ve known this for a while, Hubble spotted them. But they’re not regular auroras, they are the most powerful in the solar system. Earth could fit inside this loop. Yeah. CH-YEAH. It’s awesome. […]