Tuesday, 12 June 2018

The true power of the solar wind

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The planets and moons of our solar system are continuously being bombarded by particles from the sun. On the Moon or on Mercury, the uppermost layer of rock is gradually eroded by the impact of sun particles. New results show that previous models of this process are incomplete. The effects of solar wind bombardment are much more drastic than previously thought.
via Science Daily
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Hand-sewn spacecraft

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BepiColombo’s Mercury Planetary Orbiter is fitted with its bespoke, hand-sewn insulation blankets
via ESA Space Science