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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…

2 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…

2 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'…

2 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

Either Stars are Strange, or There Are 234 Aliens Trying to Contact Us

Astronomers have found 234 stars that are acting suspiciously like signals sent by extra-terrestrials.

3 years ago

Seeking the Summer Solstice

Today marks the June solstice, as the Sun passes highest in the sky for observers across the northern hemisphere. Here's…

3 years ago

Watch Mercury Transit the Sun in Multiple Wavelengths

No one had a better view of the transit of Mercury across the Sun than the space-based Solar Dynamics Observatory,…

3 years ago

A Star With A Disk Of Water Ice? Meet HD 100546

Water ice in a disk surrounding a star might seem out of place, but the ice might be essential to…

4 years ago