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'Corona of Chaos' – NASA Releases Wave of Data from Parker Solar Probe's First Mission to Touch the Sun

NASA has released the first data from when the Parker Solar Probe first touched the sun in November 2018, with four new research...

Scarlett James
Monday, 09 December 2019 - 9:50AM

Breakthrough: NASA Voyager 2 Returns Data Revealing a Wall of Fiery Plasma Rings Our Solar System

When Voyager 2 slipped into interstellar space it marked a new foray into uncharted waters, and the first data that it returned is...

Scarlett James
Friday, 22 November 2019 - 3:00PM

New Discovery: Elusive Solar Spicules Triggered by Magnetic 'Earthquakes' Creating Shockwaves Across Our Sun

An international team of scientists has pulled back the curtain to reveal what creates mysterious plasma “spicules” on our Sun,...

Scarlett James
Monday, 18 November 2019 - 4:56PM

Watch Mercury Transit Across the Sun This Veteran’s Day

If you’re reading this before 12:30 p.m. EST there’s still time to catch an astronomical event that won’t happen again for...

Scarlett James
Monday, 11 November 2019 - 9:23AM

NASA's Parker Probe Shares a Scorching Look Inside the Sun's Atmosphere

NASA's Parker Solar Probe launched back in August with the mission to get closer to the Sun than any spacecraft has before. The probe...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 14 December 2018 - 11:19AM

The Sun's Oddly Calm Behavior May Trigger a Record-Setting 'Ice Age' in Space

Sunspots and solar radiation are a part of life, whether we're aware of them or not. Like the changing of the seasons, the Sun goes...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 14 November 2018 - 1:53PM

A Massive Solar Storm Detonated Sea Mines During the Vietnam War

By 1972, the Vietnam War was close to its end, though it would still take three more years for Saigon to fall. In the wake of the...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 13 November 2018 - 2:23PM

Scientists Have Stored Sunlight In a New Liquid Fuel That Could Revolutionize Energy

NASA may have figured out the perfect energy source for colonies on other planets, but here on Earth, we're still struggling to find...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 07 November 2018 - 12:23PM

NASA Will Fly Closer To The Sun Than Ever Before With A Probe Launching This Week

When Icarus ignored Daedalus' warning not to fly to close to the sun, things didn't end well for the hapless flyer. This weekend, NASA...

Andrew LaSane
Wednesday, 08 August 2018 - 10:08AM

Astrophysicist Says 2.86 Million Earth-Like Planets Could Orbit a Black Hole

If you had a degree in astrophysics, access to high-powered computers, and a love of sci-fi, you might do what Sean Raymond did:...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 11 June 2018 - 1:02PM

The Mystery of Mars' Missing Atmosphere May Finally Be Solved

Right now, we're pretty sure that Mars had liquid water on its surface at one point and that it was probably hospitable to life.  ...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 04 June 2018 - 12:01PM

William Shatner's Name is Traveling To The Sun On a High Tech Solar Probe

While William Shatner is best known for portraying daring space captain James T. Kirk in Star Trek, he has a tendency to end up in...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 27 May 2018 - 5:38PM

Our Sun Has Waves Just Like Earth: How an NYU Abu Dhabi Professor and Max Planck Astrophysicists Stumbled Upon This Discovery

A team of astrophysicists at the Max Planck Institute lead by a research professor from NYU Abu Dhabi have made the groundbreaking...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 08 May 2018 - 12:33PM

The Sun Will Become an Enormous Dusty Nebula When It Finally Dies

It's hard to imagine that we'll worry about the sun toward the end of its life. Since it has at least 5 billion years left, there's a...

Jonathan Kesh
Monday, 07 May 2018 - 6:40PM

A Sudden Solar Storm Lights Up the Sky With 'Electric Blue Auroras'

While dangerous on occasion, geomagnetic storms are typically harmless. And they're undetectable to the average person except in one...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 21 April 2018 - 4:04PM

Large 'Hole' in The Sun Will Cause a Geomagnetic Storm and Flashier Auroras

Looks like our sun has a hole in it again. It's a little too cosmically enormous to patch up, and it'll eventually go away, but Earth...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 10 April 2018 - 8:29PM

NASA's First Mission to The Sun is Entering Its Final Preparations Before Launch

There isn't much that can approach a powerful star like the sun without burning up from the heat. And that's part of what makes the...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 08 April 2018 - 1:48PM

Solar Storms Could Pose a Threat to Self-Driving Cars

We've seen field tests, but we're not at the point where self-driving or autonomous cars are a widespread phenomenon. But when that...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 17 March 2018 - 3:33PM

NASA Has Fired Up a New Tool For Staring Directly at the Sun

Fact: staring directly at the sun is a bad idea. The bright light from our planet's star can cause genuine retinal damage to anyone...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 16 March 2018 - 1:03PM

NASA's Parker Solar Probe Could Send Your Name to the Sun

Assuming you're not mentioned anywhere in the Voyager 1 probe's records in interstellar space, you have an opportunity to send your...

Jonathan Kesh
Tuesday, 06 March 2018 - 7:44PM