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Solar Orbiter is Already Starting to Observe the Sun

The ESA's Solar Orbiter, which took to space over earlier this month, recently sent back its first batch of data…

5 months ago

The ESA’s Solar Orbiter, a Mission That Will Chart the Unexplored Polar Regions of the Sun, Just Launched!

The ESA's Solar Orbiter launched earlier today on its five-year mission to study the Sun, which scientists hope will lead…

5 months ago

This is the Highest Resolution Image Ever Taken of the Surface of the Sun

The Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST) recently took its first image, which happens to be the highest-resolution image of…

6 months ago

Astronomers Discovered a New Kind of Explosion That the Sun Can Do

Using data from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, a team of scientists have discovered a new type of solar phenomenon that…

7 months ago

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…

9 months 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…

1 year 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…

1 year 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 -…

1 year 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.

2 years 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…

2 years ago