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First NASA Parker Solar Probe Results Reveal Surprising Details About Our Sun

December 5, 2019

The Sun is revealing itself in dramatic detail and shedding light on how other stars may form and…
Scientists crack 60-year-old mystery of Sun’s magnetic waves

December 2, 2019

A ground-breaking new discovery of why the Sun’s magnetic waves strengthen and grow as they emerge from its…
Images from solar observatory peel away layers of a stellar mystery

November 22, 2019

NSF-funded scientists at the New Jersey Institute of Technology have shed new light on one of the central mysteries of solar…
Sunspots can be seen on this image of solar radiation. Each sunspot typically lasts a few days to a few months, and the total number peaks every 11 years. The darker spots accompany bright white blotches, called faculae, which increase overall solar radiation. Image credit: NASA/Goddard/SORCE
Plasma flow near sun’s surface explains sunspots, other solar phenomena

September 23, 2019

For 400 years people have tracked sunspots, the dark patches that appear for weeks at a time on…
Sandia experiments at temperature of sun offer solutions to solar model problems

September 11, 2019

Sandia’s Z machine helps reconcile sun’s energy and composition Experimenting at 4.1 million degrees Fahrenheit, physicists at Sandia…
NASA’s MMS Finds First Interplanetary Shock

August 10, 2019

The Magnetospheric Multiscale mission — MMS — has spent the past four years using high-resolution instruments to see…
Solar Eruptions May Not Have Slinky-like Shapes After All

September 6, 2018

As the saying goes, everything old is new again. While the common phrase often refers to fashion, design,…
Are We Headed Towards Another Deep Solar Minimum?

May 22, 2018

Have you been keeping an eye on Sol lately? One of the top astronomy stories for 2018 may…
New study finds variations in global warming trend are caused by oceans

May 10, 2018

New research has shown that natural variations in global mean temperature are always forced by changes in heat…
Watch the Sun to Know When We’re Going to Have Killer Auroras

March 28, 2018

To the naked eye, the Sun puts out energy in a continual, steady state, unchanged through human history.…
Lagrange L5: Where no mission has gone before

February 5, 2018

Living near a star is risky business, and positioning a spacecraft near the Sun is a very good…
Rare Encircling Filament in the Sun

November 9, 2017

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory came across an oddity that the spacecraft has rarely observed before: a dark filament…
Solar Eruptions Could Electrify Martian Moons

October 19, 2017

Powerful solar eruptions could electrically charge areas of the Martian moon Phobos to hundreds of volts, presenting a…
How Scientists Used NASA Data to Predict the Corona of the Aug. 21 Total Solar Eclipse

October 16, 2017

When the total solar eclipse swept across the United States on Aug. 21, 2017, NASA satellites captured a…
Variable sunshine

August 22, 2017

The Sun shines from the heavens, seemingly calm and unvarying. In fact, it doesn’t always shine with uniform…
Two Weeks in the Life of a Sunspot

August 5, 2017

On July 5, 2017, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory watched an active region — an area of intense and complex magnetic…
Setting Sun on Space Station Solar research

February 17, 2017

Today, ground control in Belgium switched off a package that had been continuously watching the Sun from the…
NASA’s Fermi Sees Gamma Rays from ‘Hidden’ Solar Flares

February 1, 2017

An international science team says NASA’s Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has observed high-energy light from solar eruptions located…
New Space Weather Model Helps Simulate Magnetic Structure of Solar Storms

January 27, 2017

The dynamic space environment that surrounds Earth – the space our astronauts and spacecraft travel through – can…
ALMA Starts Observing the Sun

January 18, 2017

Astronomers have harnessed ALMA‘s capabilities to image the millimetre-wavelength light emitted by the Sun’s chromosphere — the region…
Next-Generation Optics Offer the Widest Real-Time Views of Vast Regions of the Sun

January 12, 2017

A groundbreaking new optical device, developed at NJIT’s Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO) to correct images of the…
Revolutions in Understanding the Ionosphere, Earth’s Interface to Space

December 15, 2016

Scientists from NASA and three universities have presented new discoveries about the way heat and energy move and…
Tracking Waves from Sunspots Gives New Solar Insight

October 22, 2016

While it often seems unvarying from our viewpoint on Earth, the sun is constantly changing. Material courses through…
Sun activity has a direct impact on Earth’s cloud cover

August 25, 2016

Solar variations affect the abundance of clouds in our atmosphere, a new study lead by DTU Space suggests.…
Proba-3: seeing through shadow to view Sun’s corona

August 23, 2016

Every 18 months or so, scientists and sensation-seekers gather at set points on Earth’s surface, to await awe-inspiring…
Are mystery Mars plumes caused by space weather?

May 24, 2016

Mysterious high-rise clouds seen appearing suddenly in the martian atmosphere on a handful of occasions may be linked…
Researchers discover mechanism that halts solar eruptions before they blast into space

December 28, 2015

Among the most feared events in space physics are solar eruptions, massive explosions that hurl millions of tons…
Europe comes together for space weather

November 5, 2015

Working with scientists in 14 countries across Europe, ESA is developing a warning network that will help protect…
Large solar storms ‘dodge’ detection systems on Earth

October 20, 2015

According to observations from the Tihany Magnetic Observatory in Hungary, the indices used by scientists to assess the…
Hefty Prominence Eruption Observed by SDO

October 19, 2015

A mass of solar material gathered itself into a twisting mass, spun around for a bit, then rose…
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