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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,…

2 years 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…

2 years 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

22 Years Of The Sun From Soho

SOHO is celebrating a huge milestone, and one it was never intended to meet: it has now observed one complete,…

2 years ago

Unexpected Solar Flare is Also the Largest in Twelve Years

The largest solar flare in twelve years was recently witnessed by a team of UK scientists, and could teach us…

3 years ago

Big Solar Storm Coming Our Way, Now’s Your Chance to See Auroras

NASA just observed two powerful flares emitted off the Sun. Now's your chance to see some auroras, if the full…

3 years ago

NASA Plans to Send CubeSat To Venus to Unlock Atmospheric Mystery

As part of its Planetary Science Deep Space SmallSat Studies program, NASA has selected a CubeSat mission to study Venus'…

3 years ago

TRAPPIST-1 Is Showing A Bit Too Much Flare

The TRAPPIST-1 star might flare too frequently and too violently for life to exist on the TRAPPIST planets.

3 years ago

Solar Probe Plus Will ‘Touch’ The Sun

The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and Draper are helping NASA to develop the Solar Probe Plus, the first spacecraft that will…

3 years ago