Ancient ice reveals powerful solar storm during Sun's "quiet" phase

Posted in Science on 29th Jan, 2022
by Alex Muller

This could shake up our understanding of when we need to be on alert for solar storms.

Mini ice age? Why the Sun will lose 7% of its power in about 30 years

Posted in Science on 14th Feb, 2018
by Alex Muller

'The cooling effect of a grand minimum is only a fraction of the warming effect caused by the increasing concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere'

Warming Mars and thickening its atmosphere can be done in 10-100 years

Posted in Science on 17th Mar, 2017
by Alex Muller

If all the solar incident on Mars were to be captured then Mars would warm to Earth-like temperatures in about 10 years.

Pluto's Interactions with the Solar Wind Are Unique

Posted in Science on 5th Jun, 2016
by Alex Muller

Pluto's atmosphere interacts with the solar wind in a never-before-seen hybrid way, one that's both comet-like and planet-like.

Did the Sun Consume a Primordial Super-Earth?

Posted in Science on 17th Apr, 2016
by Alex Muller

A new study suggests that at least one super-Earth; a planet that is larger than Earth, but smaller than Neptune, could have formed close to the sun.