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Space Missions are Building Up a Detailed Map of the Sun’s Magnetic Field

Solar physicists have been having a field day of late.  A variety of missions have been staring at the sun…

9 months ago

Orbiting Solar Observatory Sees It Burn, Burn, Burn: The Ring of Fire

Did you catch the solar eclipse on October 23? If so, you saw the Moon "take a bite" out of…

7 years ago

This Was the Best Watched Solar Flare Ever

Are giant dragons flying out of the Sun? No, this is much more awesome than that: it's an image of…

8 years ago

This Energy-Boosting Region In The Sun Will Have A New NASA Satellite Watching It

How does the sun's energy flow? Despite the fact that we live relatively close (93 million miles, or eight light-minutes)…

8 years ago

Watch it Rain on the Sun

The big solar flare and coronal mass ejection earlier this week created an unusual event on the Sun: it rained.…

10 years ago

Navy Scientists Spot New Solar Structures

[/caption] There's something new under the Sun... well, just above the Sun, actually. Scientists at the Naval Research Laboratory have…

10 years ago

Previously Unseen Super-Hot Plasma Jets Heat the Sun’s Corona

[/caption] The mystery of the Sun’s corona may finally be solved. For years researchers have known – and wondered why…

11 years ago

Hinode Discovers the Sun’s Hidden Sparkle

Blinking spots of intense light are being observed all over the lower atmosphere of the Sun. Not just in the…

14 years ago