Olympus Mons – The Largest Volcano in The Solar System

Olympus Mons - The Largest Volcano in The Solar System

Olympus Mons (latin for Mount Olympus) is a very large shield volcano on the planet Mars. The volcano has a height of over 21 km (13.6 mi or 72,000 ft) as measured by the Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter (MOLA). Olympus Mons is about two and a half times Mount Everest’s height above sea level. It is one of the largest volcanoes, the tallest planetary mountain, and the second tallest mountain currently discovered in the Solar System. Continue reading »

Lithuanian Bakery Created Giant Rye Installation In The Solar Power Plant

Lithuanian Bakery Created Giant Rye Installation In The Solar Power Plant

According to Natalija Kurganovė: “In our family bakery Biržų duona we recently opened modern Solar power plant and asked Lithuanian artis Agnė Kišonaitė to create something unique. Today you can see a rye installation from a bird’s eye view. This represents not only bakeries’ creativity, it is also about respect for our Lithuanian roots.” Continue reading »

DeskSpace: Handcrafted Solar System Desk Accessory

DeskSpace: Handcrafted Solar System Desk Accessory

Ever since we were children, most of us have marvelled at the stars and wondered what it would be like to be closer to them. DeskSpace gives us that small reminder of our place in the universe with a set of gemstones that are beautiful and stylish. This is a sophisticated gift for anyone with a curious mind, who was once that little child questioning the universe. Continue reading »

Meet The Solar Egg, A Giant Golden Sauna Built In Luossabacken, Sweden

Meet The Solar Egg, A Giant Golden Sauna Built In Luossabacken, Sweden

In response to a commission from Riksbyggen, Bigert & Bergström have created a sculptural chamber in the form of an egg-shaped sauna that has just been installed at Luossabacken in Kiruna, Sweden’s northernmost town. Continue reading »

Photographer Captures Stunning Images Of Incredible Solar-Powered Furnace In Uzbekistan

Photographer Captures Stunning Images Of Incredible Solar-Powered Furnace In Uzbekistan

Nowadays, solar energy is finally coming into vogue as technology gets up to speed and it becomes more affordable. However, the USSR were way ahead of the curve when it came to utilizing our nearest star’s massive power. Continue reading »

Planet Pins: Tiny Hand-Painted Solar System Stationery

Planet Pins: Tiny Hand-Painted Solar System Stationery

Hold the entire solar system in the palm of your hand with this unique set of planet push pins. Add a bit of outer-space to your home & office space. The 8 planet shapes are moulded in the UK over german-made, black steel pins, then sent to Tokyo where they are painstakingly brush painted by hand and assembled into their serial-numbered, polished-acrylic display cases. Continue reading »

3D-Printed Solar Systems That Fit On Your Table

3D-Printed Solar Systems That Fit On Your Table

Little Planet Factory is a company created by George Ioannidis. One day this London-based artist searched for a Mars globe, and after failing to find one he liked, he decided to make his own. George grew up watching Cosmos and reading Douglas Adams, and he also happened to be experienced in 3D printing so mashing space and 3D models was an idea close to his heart. Continue reading »

NASA Just Released Travel Posters For Our New Sister Solar System, And They’re Cool As Hell

NASA Just Released Travel Posters For Our New Sister Solar System, And They're Cool As Hell
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A few hours ago, NASA announced the discovery of a potentially habitable ‘Sister Solar System’ just 39 light-years away – boasting seven Earth-sized planets orbiting a star called TRAPPIST-1. These planets appear to be made of rock, have life-friendly surface temperatures, and some could potentially host liquid water, so NASA went ahead and created a whole bunch of travel posters and fan art of the coolest new place in the Universe for us to get all misty-eyed about. Continue reading »

This Solar-Powered Ecocapsule Lets You Live Off-The-Grid Anywhere In The World

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If your fantasy is to live totally off-the-grid anywhere around the world, that dream just got one step closer to reality. Continue reading »

Japanese Designer Creates Solar-Powered Coat That Charges Gadgets

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If you’re sick of running out of battery on your smartphone when you need it the most, and don’t mind paying a whopping $2,480 on a coat, you might want to consider getting this solar-powered jacket that can charge your gadgets on the go. Continue reading »

Solar-Powered Cylindrical Treehouse In Mexico Is Made With Sustainable Bamboo

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On a lush stretch of beach in Mexico, north of Acapulco, lies a sustainable resort called Playa Viva. They recently opened a bi-level treehouse designed by Chicago firm Deture Culsign. Made of bamboo, the solar-powered cylindrical treehouse offers gorgeous views of the Pacific Ocean. At 700 square feet, the treehouse is designed to “visually intrigue and highlight sustainable strategies to deliver a natural immersive guest experience,” according to Deture Culsign. The treehouse is built six feet off the ground amidst palm trees, which act as “living piers.” There is a bedroom with a king bed, lounge area, built-in hammock, and private bathroom in the treehouse. California-based ArtisTree constructed the the treehouse. Continue reading »

Solar Powered Glow-In-The-Dark Bike Path Inspired By Van Gogh

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Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde’s cycle path, illuminated with patterns based on Vincent Van Gogh’s painting The Starry Night, officially opens in Nuenen this evening. The surface of the Van Gogh-Roosegaarde Bicycle Path is coated with a special paint that uses energy gathered during the day to glow after dark. Continue reading »

Solar Impulse Resumes Its Round-The-World Flight

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Solar Impulse 2, a solar-powered plane piloted by Bertrand Piccard of Switzerland, flies over the Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco, California, U.S. April 23, 2016, before landing on Moffett Airfield following a 62-hour flight from Hawaii. (Photo by Jean Revillard/Reuters/Solar Impulse) Continue reading »

Total Solar Eclipse 2016

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A partial solar eclipse is seen behind a passenger capsule of the Singapore Flyer Wednesday, March 9, 2016, in Singapore. The last eclipse happened in Singapore in January, 2009 and the next solar eclipse, an annular one, will occur on December 26, 2019. (Photo by Wong Maye-E/AP Photo) Continue reading »

Solar-powered Sustainer Homes Give You The Freedom To Live Anywhere

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Wish you had the freedom to live anywhere without ever paying another cent in utilities? If so, Netherlands-based Sustainer Homes has developed the perfect home for you. The Dutch company recently unveiled a solar-powered shipping container house prototype that’s not only portable, but also fully furnished and can be taken completely off-grid. Continue reading »

Futuristic Solar-Powered Tree “eTree” In Israel

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The first solar-powered station designed to look like a tree provides users with a free Wi-Fi spot charging station, seating and cool drinking water. Continue reading »

Journey of Solar Impulse

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A view of the Solar Impulse 2 on flight after taking off from Al Bateen Airport in United Arab Emirates, March 9, 2015. (Photo by Jean Revillard/Reuters)
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Solar Eclipse Around The World

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The sun is seen during a partial eclipse over a statue of the Duomo gothic cathedral in Milan, Italy, Friday, March 20, 2015. An eclipse is darkening parts of Europe on Friday in a rare solar event that won’t be repeated for more than a decade. (Photo by Luca Bruno/AP Photo)
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The 14th Solar Balloon Festival in Colombia

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A view of balloon depicting an Alebrije, is seen at the 14th Solar Balloon Festival in Envidago December 31, 2014. According to the festival organizers, the Alebrije balloon will be largest replica of an Alebrije. This year features a theme on Mexican history and culture, organizers added. (Photo by Fredy Builes/Reuters)
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Solar-Powered “Solar Impulse 2” Experimental Aircraft

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Swiss pilot Bertrand Piccard prepares for a test flight of the solar-powered Solar Impulse 2 experimental aircraft in Payerne November 13, 2014. The aircraft, weighing 2.4 tons with a wingspan of 72 meters, is fitted with more than 17,000 solar cells. An attempt to fly around the world in stages using only solar energy will be made in 2015. (Photo by Ruben Sprich/Reuters)
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Watching the Partial Solar Eclipse

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The Angel Moroni statue on the top of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ temple in Brigham City, Utah, is silhouetted by a solar eclipse, Thursday, October 23, 2014. (Photo by Eli Lucero/AP Photo/The Herald Journal)
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Massive Solar Electricity Plant Provides Power to California Homes

Massive Solar Electricity Plant Provides Power to California Homes
The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System is seen in an aerial view on February 20, 2014 in the Mojave Desert in California near Primm, Nevada. The largest solar thermal power-tower system in the world, owned by NRG Energy, Google and BrightSource Energy, opened last week in the Ivanpah Dry Lake and uses 347,000 computer-controlled mirrors to focus sunlight onto boilers on top of three 459-foot towers, where water is heated to produce steam to power turbines providing power to more than 140,000 California homes. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Amazing Handmade Solar System by Josephine Ryan

Josephine Ryan is a Norwegian artist, designer and goldsmith. Below is a creation process of her masterpiece, called Solarsystem, with her own comments to the making of.

Amazing Handmade Solar System by Josephine Ryan

“This is a new version of the first solar system I made, but this time in all silver.” Continue reading »

Rare Hybrid Total Solar Eclipse

Rare Hybrid Total Solar Eclipse
This picture taken on November 3, 2013 shows a rare hybrid solar eclipse through clouds from the Canary Island of Tenerife. A rare solar eclipse swept across parts of Africa, Europe and the United States today as the moon blocks the sun either fully or partially, depending on the location. The width of the shadow of the eclipse was 58 km and the maximum duration of totality, the maximum time that the moon covered the sun completely, was 1m 40s, on the Spanish Canary island of Tenerife. (Photo by Desiree Martin/AFP Photo) Continue reading »

World Solar Challenge 2013 in Australia

World Solar Challenge 2013 in Australia
In this photo taken on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, The Indupol One of the Belgian solar team rides across a desert, 285 kilometers South of Alice Springs, Australia. The solar challenge race, lasting for seven days, will take 43 participants over 3,021 kilometers before ending on Sunday, Oct 13. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert) Continue reading »