the sun

During a Solar Flare, Dark Voids Move Down Towards the Sun. Now We Know Why

Solar flares are complex phenomena. They involve plasma, electromagnetic radiation across all wavelengths, activity in the Sun's atmosphere layers, and…

8 months ago

It Turns out, We Have a Very Well-Behaved Star

Should we thank our well-behaved Sun for our comfy home on Earth? Some stars behave poorly. They're unruly and emit…

8 months ago

Giant Stars and the Ultimate Fate of the Sun

Astronomers have a new tool to help them understand giant stars. It's a detailed study of the precise temperatures and…

10 months ago

Astronomers Have Found the Star/Exoplanet Combo That’s the Best Twin to the Sun/Earth

At times, it seems like there's an indundation of announcements featuring discoveries of "Earth-like" planets. And while those announcements are…

2 years ago

Solar Orbiter is Already Starting to Observe the Sun

The ESA's Solar Orbiter, which took to space over earlier this month, recently sent back its first batch of data…

3 years ago

This is the Highest Resolution Image Ever Taken of the Surface of the Sun

The Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST) recently took its first image, which happens to be the highest-resolution image of…

3 years ago

Astronomers Discovered a New Kind of Explosion That the Sun Can Do

Using data from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, a team of scientists have discovered a new type of solar phenomenon that…

3 years ago

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…

4 years 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…

4 years 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…

4 years ago