sunspots

Thierry Legault’s Stunning Views of the Space Station (with spacewalking astronauts) Crossing in Front of Sunspots

He’s done it again, outdoing even his own incredible work. Over the years, we’ve written many articles to share the…

11 months ago

New Detailed Images of the Sun from the World’s Most Powerful Ground-Based Solar Telescope

Our Sun continues to demonstrate its awesome power in a breathtaking collection of recent images taken by the U.S. National…

12 months ago

The Sun Didn't Have any Sunspots for 70 Years, now we Might Know why

A study of nearly 60 stars lets us understand why our Sun was once quiet for 70 years.

2 years 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…

3 years 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…

3 years ago

Solar astronomers can now predict future sunspots. There should be a big one in a couple of days

Predicting the appearance of a sunspot is like predicting a tornado. But astronomers are starting to do it.

3 years ago

What’s Happening with Betelgeuse? Astronomers Propose a Specialized Telescope to Watch the Star Every Night

An international team of astronomers recommends creating "Betelgeuse Scope" to monitor this mysterious star find out why it has been…

4 years ago

Solar Cycle 25 has arrived. Here’s what to expect from the Sun in the coming months and years

The sun goes through a regular 11-year cycle, swinging between periods of dormancy and periods of activity. Scientists from NASA…

4 years ago

Time-Lapse Video Reveals 10 Years of the Sun’s Life Crushed into One Stellar Hour

I forget the Sun is a star. I think we all do sometimes. It’s easy to take for granted. The…

4 years ago

1 in 10 Red Giants are Covered in Spots, and They Rotate Surprisingly Quickly

Sunspots are common on our Sun. These darker patches are cooler than their surroundings, and they're caused by spikes in…

4 years ago