solar

What Was the Carrington Event?

In 1859, the Sun gave off the most powerful solar flare on record. A blast of radiation and particles so…

4 years ago

Shape-shifting neutrinos earn physicists the 2015 Nobel

What do Albert Einstein, Neils Bohr, Paul Dirac, and Marie Curie have in common? They each won the Nobel prize in…

5 years ago

This Video About Solar Superstorms is Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch and It Looks Awesome.

What's better than a full 180-degree digital theater experience that takes you into the heart of our Sun to see…

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…

6 years 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…

6 years ago

Enjoy This Eye-Meltingly Awesome Photo of Our Sun

Here's yet another glorious photo of our home star, captured and processed by New York artist and photographer Alan Friedman on…

6 years ago

The Sun Fires Off a Third X-Class Flare

Remember yesterday when we mentioned two X-class flares erupting from the Sun within the space of about an hour? We…

6 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…

6 years ago

Astronomy Cast 322: SOHO

As we've mentioned before, the Sun is a terrifying ball of plasma. It's a good thing we're keeping an eye…

7 years ago

Watch the Sun Split Apart

Here's your amazing oh-my-gosh-space-is-so-cool video of the day -- a "canyon of fire" forming on the Sun after the liftoff…

7 years ago