The Magnetic Structure of the Sun Looks Like a Psychedelic Plasma Lamp

The magnetic field lines surrounding the Sun are invisible, but when NASA decides to visually represent them, they make our star look...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 04 February 2016 - 11:01AM

The Sun Could Release "Superflares" with the Power of a Billion Megaton Bombs

The sun regularly produces flares, or sudden releases of energy that have the energy of up to 100 million megaton bombs. But according...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 03 December 2015 - 10:59AM

Watch: NASA Captures "Superheated Fireworks" on the Sun in Multiple Wavelengths

On November 15, the sun let out a massive coronal mass ejection that resembled a "canyon of fire" extending for more than 300,000 km....

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 17 November 2015 - 2:16PM

Here's What the White House is Doing About the Threat of a Catastrophic Solar Flare

The Sun is the most important source of life-giving energy in our entire solar system, but it also happens to be a giant bubbling ball...

Kieran Dickson
Tuesday, 03 November 2015 - 5:52PM

Could the Heroes Reborn Apocalypse Ever Happen in Real Life?

Spoilers for the latest episode of Heroes Reborn follow!After five episodes, Heroes Reborn finally has an actual premise. The evil...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 16 October 2015 - 10:04AM

Watch: NASA Captures Spectacular 'Phoenix' Solar Eruption Over the Course of Six Hours

NASA captures stunning footage of an explosive solar eruption evolving over the course of six hours.

Janey Tracey
Monday, 04 May 2015 - 1:26PM

Amazing Time Lapse of NASA Images Shows All the Phenomena of the Sun

Beautiful time lapse of our Sun shows spicules, filaments, plasma eruptions, eclipses, coronal rain, and more.

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 09 April 2015 - 12:17PM

Surprise Solar Storm Delivers Spectacular Aurora Display

A severe solar storm blasted Earth with a larger-than-expected geomagnetic jolt on Tuesday night, bringing with it a spectacular...

Noelle Phansalkar
Wednesday, 18 March 2015 - 1:28PM

Friday's Solar Eclipse Mirrors the Day Richard III's Wife Died 530 Years Ago

When a partial solar eclipse plunges Britain into darkness on Friday, it will mirror a historical event that occurred on March 16,...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 16 March 2015 - 4:23PM

What Earth's Sunset Would Look Like If We Orbited Other Stars

The sunset is one of the most familiar, and yet one of the most spectacular, sights on Earth. But what would it look like if we...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 04 March 2015 - 3:56AM

Spectacular Solar Eclipse Will Plunge Britain into Darkness

The most complete solar eclipse in fifteen years will plunge Britain into darkness for two hours on the morning March 20. In the...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 - 2:49PM

Why Earth Is Only 'Marginally Habitable,' and a Portrait of a Superhabitable Planet

Could there be planets that are more habitable than Earth in our own galaxy? According to Rene Heller, an astrophysicist at McMaster...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 25 February 2015 - 11:25AM

Watch ESA and NASA's Video of a Solar Eruption in Progress

The Solar & Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO), a joint project between NASA and ESA, captured footage of a spectacular solar eruption on...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 23 February 2015 - 12:03PM

The First Vine From Space Captures A Never-Setting Sun

Move over stop-motion magic tricks and weird dance moves, because Vines from space are here! NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman is the man...

Kieran Dickson
Tuesday, 10 June 2014 - 4:19AM

NASA Spacecraft Detects Large Square Hole In The Sun

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) has detected a bizarre square-shaped hole in the sun's upper atmosphere, the first of its kind...

Kieran Dickson
Monday, 12 May 2014 - 10:14AM

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory Watches Sun Emit Powerful X-Class Flare

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory witnessed a powerful X-Class solar flare erupting yesterday and, while the radiation emitted from...

Kieran Dickson
Friday, 25 April 2014 - 11:54AM

Huge Solar Flare Causes Postponement Of Orbital Sciences Rocket Launch

A strong solar flare has caused the cancellation of a proposed Orbital Sciences Antares Rocket launch that would have seen the Cygnus...

Kieran Dickson
Wednesday, 08 January 2014 - 11:04AM

Gigantic Coronal Hole Spotted At Sun's North Pole

Either someone just turned the lights off at the north pole of the Sun, or that is one HUGE coronal hole that the ESA/NASA Solar and...

Kieran Dickson
Wednesday, 31 July 2013 - 10:19AM

2 Massive Solar Flares Witnessed In 24 Hours

Our sun has fired off the 2 strongest solar flares of the year so far, with the 2 massive eruptions occurring within 24 hours of each...

Kieran Dickson
Monday, 13 May 2013 - 5:00PM