Solar Astronomy

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

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