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Power Grids and Satellites Are More at Risk from Extreme Solar Storms Than We Thought

Exactly how dangerous are solar storms? Scientists think the Carrington Event was one of the most powerful ones to ever…

1 month ago

Astronomers See an Enormous Coronal Mass Ejection… On Another Star!

For the first time ever, astronomers have witnessed a coronal mass ejection (CME) on a star other than our very…

5 months ago

Did You Know the Earth’s Atmosphere Extends Beyond the Orbit of the Moon?

Strictly speaking, there aren't strict boundaries between Earth and space. Our atmosphere doesn't just end at a certain altitude; it…

9 months ago

How The Sun’s Scorching Corona Stays So Hot

We've got a mystery on our hands. The surface of the sun has a temperature of about 6,000 Kelvin -…

9 months ago

Sunspot Solar Observatory has been Shut Down by the FBI and Nobody’s Saying Why

The Sunspot Solar Observatory has been temporarily shut down and evacuated due to a security threat.

1 year ago

Are We Witnessing the Start of Solar Cycle 25?

What's up with the Sun? As we've said previous, what the Sun isn't doing is the big news of 2018…

1 year ago

The Sun is Actually One of the Most Difficult Places to Reach in the Solar System. Here’s how the Parker Solar Probe Will Do It

The Parker Solar Probe, which will spend the next seven years getting closer to the Sun than any previous mission,…

1 year ago

This is a Photo of Neptune, From the Ground! ESO’s New Adaptive Optics Makes Ground Telescopes Ignore the Earth’s Atmosphere

Using advanced adaptive optics, the ESO's Very Large Telescope was able to capture pictures of Neptune, star clusters and other…

1 year ago

Watch the Sun to Know When We’re Going to Have Killer Auroras

Scientists are getting better at predicting colorful auroras here on Earth by closely watching the behavior of the Sun.

2 years ago

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Will Touch the Sun — So Can You

Join NASA's most daring mission to the Sun by sending your name along for the ride on the Parker Solar…

2 years ago