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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

Solar ‘Bombs’ And Mini-Tornadoes Spotted By Sun-Watching Spacecraft

My, the Sun is a violent place. I mean, we knew that already, but there's even more evidence for that…

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

Comet Lemmon, Now in STEREO

An icy interloper was in the sights of a NASA spacecraft this past weekend. Comet 2012 F6 Lemmon passed through…

9 years ago