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Contemporary Part Earth Sheltered Split Level House, Truro, CornwallSuper insulated timber frame sustainable build utilising recycled insulation, breathable construction and natural materials. Passive solar heating, solar thermal and photovoltaic collecto More

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#SolarSystem facts : The Solar System consists of the #Sun and the astronomical objects gravitationally bound in orbit around it, all of which formed from the collapse of a giant molecular cloud approximately 4.6 billion years ago. 99.86% of the system’s mass is in the Sun.

#SolarSystem facts : The Solar System consists of the #Sun and the astronomical objects gravitationally bound in orbit around it, all of which formed from the collapse of a giant molecular cloud approximately 4.6 billion years ago. 99.86% of the system’s mass is in the Sun.

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from BBC News

'Rogue planet' spotted 100 light-years away

Astronomers have spotted a "rogue planet" - wandering the cosmos without a star to orbit - 100 light-years away. (via BBC News; image via ESO)

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great passive solar design- I would plant row of deciduous trees in front of glass so that in the winter that could act as a giant trombe wall but be shaded to keep it cool in the summer. Trees that max out at 2 stories would allow south face 3rd level roof to accommodate panels!

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hobbit style home, complete with sod roof ~ low impact woodland home, excellent south-facing passive solar greenhouse and earth sheltering thermal mass.  perfectly charming!!!

hobbit style home, complete with sod roof ~ low impact woodland home, excellent south-facing passive solar greenhouse and earth sheltering thermal mass. perfectly charming!!!

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There's nothing better in the winter than knowing you can heat your home for two or three days of residual heat off nothing more than a handfull of twigs. This first fantastic design by Jon Santiago http://jonalejandro.com , builder in collaboration with Julian Irusta and El Manzano Permaculture School.The design concept of the rocket mass heater takes the heat of the flames and runs it along through a mass of cob that heats and retains the heat to slowly dissipate it into the home…

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Our home in space is a vast galaxy containing 400 billion suns, at least that many planets, and a 4-billion-solar-mass black hole at the cen...

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