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The Milky Way is surrounded by a huge hot halo of gas

Our Milky Way galaxy isn't just a disk of stars and nebulae - it's surrounded by a cloud of hot,…

2 months ago

Astronomers Discovered a New Kind of Explosion That the Sun Can Do

Using data from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, a team of scientists have discovered a new type of solar phenomenon that…

8 months ago

How Far Away is Fusion? Unlocking the Power of the Sun

The Sun uses its enormous mass to crush hydrogen into fusion, releasing enormous energy. How long will it be until…

3 years ago

When Was the First Light in the Universe?

When was the first time that the Universe cooled down enough that light could finally move around?

4 years ago

ESA Discovers Where All The Missing Socks Have Been Going

Thanks to the ESA's Cluster mission, scientists now know that part of the plasma found in our magnetosphere is coming…

4 years ago

Chinese Fusion Test Reportedly Reaches New Milestone

Researchers at the Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak facility in Hefei, China, claim that they have reached a major milestone in…

4 years ago

Why Do Red Dwarfs Live So Long?

While our Sun will only survive for about 5 billion more years, smaller, cooler red dwarfs can last for trillions…

5 years ago

Can You Kill a Star With Iron?

Since the energy required to fuse iron is more than the energy that you get from doing it, could you…

5 years ago

Watch an Enormous “Plasma Snake” Erupt from the Sun

Over the course of April 28–29 a gigantic filament, briefly suspended above the surface* of the Sun, broke off and…

5 years ago

Better than Bieber, Rosetta’s Comet Sings Strange, Seductive Song

Tune in to the song of Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko Scientists can't figure exactly why yet, but Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko has been singing since…

6 years ago