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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…

2 weeks ago

Astronomers Confirm the Existence of Magnetic Waves in the Sun’s Photosphere

For the first time astronomers have observed waves of magnetic energy, known as Alfvén waves, in the photosphere of the…

2 weeks 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…

3 months ago

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…

4 months ago

Parker Solar Probe Captured Images of Venus on its way to the Sun

Last summer, the Parker Solar Probe flew past Venus on its way to fly closer to the Sun. In a…

4 months ago

Tree Rings Reveal 1,000 Years of Solar Activity

The Sun has a lot of rhythm and goes through different cycles of activity. The most well-known cycle might be…

5 months ago

If We Used the Sun as a Gravitational Lens Telescope, This is What a Planet at Proxima Centauri Would Look Like

A recent study shows how the Sun could be used as a gravitational lens to take direct images of nearby…

6 months ago

A Sunspot Seen by the Most Powerful Solar Telescope in the World

A new image from the world’s largest solar observatory shows a spectacular, high resolution view of a gigantic sunspot. The…

7 months ago

Neutrinos prove the Sun is doing a second kind of fusion in its core

Astronomers have detected a fusion cycle in our Sun that powers massive stars and creates the elements central to life…

7 months ago

Do Ripples on the Surface of the Sun tell us that a Flare is Coming?

Flares from the sun are some of the nastiest things in the solar system. When the sun flares, it belches…

8 months ago