solar wind

Solar Orbiter’s Pictures of the Sun are Every Bit as Dramatic as You Were Hoping

On March 26th, the ESA's Solar Orbiter made its closest approach to the Sun so far. It ventured inside Mercury's…

4 months ago

The Strange Swirls on the Lunar Surface are Somehow Related to Topography

The Moon is the most studied object in space. But our nearest neighbour still holds a few mysteries. One of…

6 months ago

Parker Solar Probe Flies Through the Sun’s Outer Atmosphere for the First Time

For the first time ever, a spacecraft has flown through the Sun’s outer atmosphere. The Parker Solar Probe passed through…

9 months ago

Did the Earth’s Water Come From the Sun?

Where did Earth's water come from? Comets may have brought some of it. Asteroids may have brought some. Icy planetesimals…

10 months ago

There are Particles of 4.5 Billion-Year-old Solar Wind Trapped Inside the Earth

Scientists have found the unmistakable presence of certain isotopes in an iron meteorite. Since these meteorites are thought to leftover…

1 year ago

Researchers Discover the Source of the Sun’s Most Dangerous High-Energy Particles

Sometimes the sun spits out high-energy particles which slam into the Earth, potentially disrupting our sensitive electronics. New research has…

2 years ago

ESA’s Solar Orbiter ‘Hides’ Behind the Sun

A deep-space mission is about to pull a ‘vanishing act,’ through mid-February, as the European Space Agency’s Solar Orbiter (affectionately…

2 years ago

The Earth’s Magnetosphere Might be Creating Water on the Moon

There's no doubt that the Moon has water on its surface. Orbiters have spotted deposits of ice persisting in the…

2 years ago

Venus Held Onto its Water Surprisingly Well During its History

A new study by a Swedish astrophysicist shows that Venus is not likely to have lost its water to space,…

2 years ago

This is What the Solar System Really Looks Like

At first glance, it looks like something from an alien autopsy. A strange organ cut from a xenomorph's thorax, under…

2 years ago