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Aug 17, 2015 10:03 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
An astrophotographer spotted a beautifully-formed solar prominence that looks like a giant version of the famous Parisian landmark.
Jul 8, 2015 02:18 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
A space telescope designed to look into the furthest-most reaches of space at some of the most energetic phenomena in the known universe has, once again, been turned to face our nearest star.
Jun 1, 2015 03:00 PM ET // Charles Q. Choi,
A giant eruption from the sun that scientists thought would hit Earth in 2014 missed because the sun's magnetic field channeled it away from the planet in an unexpected way.
May 13, 2015 09:06 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Astronomers studying stars like our sun that are known to generate powerful 'superflares' have also discovered that these superflares are likely associated with monster 'starspots.'
May 6, 2015 07:46 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
After a long period of calm, the sun awoke from its slumber and erupted with one of the most powerful solar flares of the year on Tuesday.
Mar 2, 2015 11:00 AM ET // Stuart Gary, ABC Science Online
This image isn't a close-up from the garden, but an active area of strong magnetic fields on the sun's chromosphere.
Jan 21, 2015 03:00 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Jan. 19, 2015, was a red letter day for NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory -- one of its instruments, having continually stared at the sun for 5 years, captured its 100 millionth observation of our nearest star.
Jan 8, 2015 01:15 PM ET // Calla Cofield,
A machine on Earth capable of recreating the conditions inside the sun's heart is helping scientists study how iron behaves at mind-boggling temperatures. The results of the experiment, so far, have defied expectations and just might help settle a long-standing solar puzzle.
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