Astronomy, Missions, sun
25 May , 2018 by Matt Williams
Two upcoming missions – NASA’s Parker Solar Probe and the ESA’s Solar Orbiter – will get closer to the Sun than ever before in the hopes of unlocking its secrets.
Astronomy, Observing, Skywatching, sun
22 May , 2018 by David Dickinson
Have you been keeping an eye on Sol lately? One of the top astronomy stories for 2018 may be what’s not happening, and how inactive our host star has become.
Aurora, Solar Astronomy, sun
28 Mar , 2018 by Evan Gough
Scientists are getting better at predicting colorful auroras here on Earth by closely watching the behavior of the Sun.
Astronomy, Aurora, Missions, NASA, News, Solar Astronomy, sun
25 Mar , 2018 by Bob King
Join NASA’s most daring mission to the Sun by sending your name along for the ride on the Parker Solar Probe that’s set to launch this summer.
Astronomy, Solar Astronomy, sun
26 Feb , 2018 by Evan Gough
SOHO is celebrating a huge milestone, and one it was never intended to meet: it has now observed one complete, 22-year cycle in the life of the Sun.
5 Oct , 2017 by Matt Williams
A team of scientists from the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics have proposed a bold idea for protecting Earth against solar flare activity – placing a giant magnetic shield in orbit!
Astronomy, Aurora, Hubble, NASA, Solar System, sun, Uranus
11 Apr , 2017 by Bob King
French astronomers discover the brightest auroras on Uranus ever seen, and they look … weird.
News, Solar Astronomy, sun
30 Mar , 2017 by Matt Williams
The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and Draper are helping NASA to develop the Solar Probe Plus, the first spacecraft that will “touch”the face of the Sun.
Astronomy, Eclipses, Infographics, Moon, News, Science, Skywatching, Solar System, sun
5 Feb , 2017 by Bob King
This Friday evening watch the Moon tippy-toe right up to Earth’s inner shadow for a sweet penumbral eclipse.
Astronomy, Climate, Curiosity, Mars, Mars Science Laboratory, NASA, sun
27 Jan , 2017 by Bob King
Carl Sagan hit on the idea 40 years ago. Now, a team of scientists have discovered that a trifecta of gases may have warmed Mars enough for liquid water to gush.
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