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Formation-Flying Spacecraft Could Probe the Solar System for New Physics

It's an exciting time for the fields of astronomy, astrophysics, and cosmology. Thanks to cutting-edge observatories, instruments, and new techniques,…

3 months ago

Here's the Total Solar Eclipse, Seen From Space

On Monday, April 8th, people across North America witnessed a rare celestial event known as a total solar eclipse. This…

3 months ago

WISPR Team Images Turbulence within Solar Transients for the First Time

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe has been in studying the Sun for the last six years. In 2021 it was hit…

3 months ago

What Happens to Solar Systems When Stars Become White Dwarfs?

In a couple billion years, our Sun will be unrecognizable. It will swell up and become a red giant, then…

3 months ago

Someone Just Found SOHO's 5,000th Comet

The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) was designed to examine the Sun, but as a side benefit, it has been…

4 months ago

Parker Solar Probe Was Blasted by Coronal Mass Ejections 28 Times in 4 Years

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe (PSP) was launched on August 12, 2018, with the goal of becoming the first spacecraft to…

4 months ago

Look at How Much the Sun Has Changed in Just Two Years

The solar cycle has been reasonably well understood since 1843 when Samuel Schwabe spent 17 years observing the variation of…

5 months ago

NASA's Interstellar Mapping Probe Prepares for a 2025 Launch

Engineers at NASA have completed an important milestone in developing the Interstellar Mapping and Acceleration Probe (IMAP) spacecraft. It's now…

8 months ago

We Should Hit Peak Solar Activity Next Year

You may be familiar with the solar cycle that follows a 22 year process shifting from solar minimum to maximum…

8 months ago

The Solar Radius Might Be Slightly Smaller Than We Thought

Two astronomers use a pioneering method to suggest that the size of our Sun and the solar radius may be…

8 months ago