Solar Astronomy

Most Powerful Solar Telescope on Earth Rises Atop Hawaiian Volcano

Rising 10,000 feet above the sunburned faces of 2.2 million tourists a year, the largest solar telescope on the planet…

10 years ago

The Sun Blasts Out Two X-Class Flares, Strongest of the Year

The Sun gets active! On May 12, 2013, the Sun emitted what NASA called a “significant” solar flare, classified as…

11 years ago

“Bad Boy” Sunspot Unleashes Powerful X-Class Flare

The active region on the Sun that created all the hubbub and aurorae earlier this week put out one last…

12 years ago

Borexino Collaboration Detects pep Neutrinos

[/caption] Solar neutrino physics has quieted down over the past decade. In the past, it had been a source of…

13 years ago

Sun Celebrates Solstice With Flare (and a CME)

[/caption] Late in the evening on June 20, 2011 the Sun emitted a long lasting C7.7 class flare (a relatively…

13 years ago

Monster Prominence Erupts from Sun

Early this morning (June 7, 2011) an amazingly massive and spectacular event took place on the Sun; a huge prominence…

13 years ago

Comet Death-Dives into Active Sun

The SOHO spacecraft coronagraph captured a sun-diving comet on May 10th and 11th that met its demise as it plunged…

13 years ago

Earths Entire Star for the First Time on Super SUNday

[/caption] Super Bowl SUNday XLV marks a watershed moment in observing our Sun. Today, February 6, 2011, NASA’s twin STEREO…

13 years ago

First Ever Whole Sun View .. Coming Soon from STEREO

[/caption] “For the first time in the history of humankind we will be able to see the front and the…

13 years ago