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In the far Future our Sun will Turn Into a Solid Crystalline White Dwarf. Here’s How it’ll Happen

New research using some of the latest Gaia mission data has revealed what happens to stars like our Sun once…

10 months ago

Astronomers Find One of the Sun’s Sibling Stars. Born From the Same Solar Nebula Billions of Years Ago

The AMBRE project, an international consortium of astronomers, was able to find a star that formed with our Sun (and…

12 months ago

Here are the First Pictures From the Parker Solar Probe. Wait… That’s Not the Sun

The Parker Solar Probe recently collected its first-light data in order to test its instruments, and snapped some beautiful pictures…

1 year ago

The Sun is Actually One of the Most Difficult Places to Reach in the Solar System. Here’s how the Parker Solar Probe Will Do It

The Parker Solar Probe, which will spend the next seven years getting closer to the Sun than any previous mission,…

1 year ago

The Black Hole Ultimate Solar System: a Supermassive Black Hole, 9 Stars and 550 Planets

Physicist Dr. Sean Raymond recently created a hypothetical system where 550 planets and 9 Suns orbit around a central black…

1 year ago

Two Spacecraft Will Get Closer to the Sun Than Ever Before

Two upcoming missions - NASA's Parker Solar Probe and the ESA's Solar Orbiter - will get closer to the Sun…

1 year ago

The Future of Our Sun is Still a Bit of a Puzzle. What Will Happen When it Dies?

A new study by an international team of astronomers has demonstrated with scientific confidence what will happen to our Sun…

2 years ago

Flying Into the Sun? NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Mission

NASA is planning a mission to get as close as possible as we can to the Sun and reveal its…

2 years ago

How Far Away is Fusion? Unlocking the Power of the Sun

The Sun uses its enormous mass to crush hydrogen into fusion, releasing enormous energy. How long will it be until…

2 years ago

What Constellation is the Sun in?

Since the constellations are based on their appearance from Earth, the Sun does not belong to any. But if you…

3 years ago