Lasers Fired At NASA’s Parker Solar Probe

NASA’s new Parker Solar Probe is getting some intense environmental testing. Extreme tests simulate extreme conditions the satellite experiences during launch and beyond. Parker Solar Probe was built at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab and will explore the Sun’s outer atmosphere. Recently, lasers were fired at the spacecraft to test its solar panels. These […]

UFOs Extraterrestrial Intelligence and the Sun

The sun, the star that sits at the center of our solar system without which there would be no life on this planet. It is known that without stars and the energy they radiate they is no chance for life, the sun has been the focal point of many religions that all recognized its importance. […]

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 […]

Spaceships pushed by LIGHT – the future of space travel?

DIANNA COWERN: This episode is brought to you by Squarespace. Squarespace, build it beautiful. Imagine a spacecraft with a huge, shiny sail attached, like a kite, accelerating through space. But there’s no wind in space. This sail ship is pushed by sunlight. Think about it. Photons, or particles of light, have no mass, and yet […]