Astronomy, Solar Astronomy
11 Sep , 2017 by Matt Williams
The largest solar flare in twelve years was recently witnessed by a team of UK scientists, and could teach us a great deal about predicting space weather
Aurora, Solar Astronomy
6 Sep , 2017 by Fraser Cain
NASA just observed two powerful flares emitted off the Sun. Now’s your chance to see some auroras, if the full Moon doesn’t wreck the view.
Solar Astronomy, Venus
17 Aug , 2017 by Matt Williams
As part of its Planetary Science Deep Space SmallSat Studies program, NASA has selected a CubeSat mission to study Venus’ atmosphere.
Astronomy, Exoplanets, News, Solar Astronomy, Stars
4 Apr , 2017 by Evan Gough
The TRAPPIST-1 star might flare too frequently and too violently for life to exist on the TRAPPIST planets.
News, Solar Astronomy, sun
30 Mar , 2017 by Matt Williams
The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and Draper are helping NASA to develop the Solar Probe Plus, the first spacecraft that will “touch”the face of the Sun.
Astronomy, Solar Astronomy, Stars
19 Oct , 2016 by Evan Gough
Astronomers have found 234 stars that are acting suspiciously like signals sent by extra-terrestrials.
Astronomy, Observing, Skywatching, Solar Astronomy
20 Jun , 2016 by David Dickinson
Today marks the June solstice, as the Sun passes highest in the sky for observers across the northern hemisphere. Here’s our post on ‘all things solstice,’ with facts, lore and more.
Solar Astronomy, sun
10 May , 2016 by Nancy Atkinson
No one had a better view of the transit of Mercury across the Sun than the space-based Solar Dynamics Observatory, as it had a completely unobstructed view of the entire seven-and-a-half-hour event.
Astronomy, News, Planetary Formation, Solar Astronomy
8 Apr , 2016 by Evan Gough
Water ice in a disk surrounding a star might seem out of place, but the ice might be essential to the formation of gaseous planets.
New Horizons, News, Solar Astronomy, Solar System
6 Apr , 2016 by Evan Gough
New Horizons collected 3 years of data during it’s mission to Pluto and beyond, and that data is telling us a lot about the solar wind.
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