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.
Guide to Space, sun
13 Sep , 2016 by Fraser Cain
Much like Earth, the Sun is not a single object, but is made up of layer. Each layer is responsible for a different function that adds up to it providing us with all the heat and light we need to live
Astronomy, News, sun, Technology
27 Jul , 2016 by Matt Williams
Scientists at NASA”s Goddard Space Flight Center are developing the photon sieve, a small, inexpensive device designed to study the Sun’s corona
Astrophotos, NASA, News, sun
15 Jul , 2016 by Evan Gough
Images from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory have spotted a growing dark region called a coronal hole, which is the cause of high-speed solar winds that can disrupt satellite communications.
5 Jul , 2016 by Matt Williams
Since time immemorial, humans have known that the Sun will rise in the east and set in the west. But why exactly does it happen this way?
Earth, News, Science, sun
21 Jun , 2016 by Evan Gough
A transient third Van Allen belt was first observed in 2013, and new research explains how it was formed.
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