Comets that stray too close to the sun have a very uncertain future. Some live to tell the tale, while others literally lose their tails.
Take a look back at the famous Halloween Storms of 2003 and see how we're getting off easy this Halloween. So far. Continue reading →
After a recent period of unrest, the sun has re-established what it means to be a star experiencing solar maximum -- it fired off not one, but two of the most powerful class of solar flares in quick succession. Continue reading →
Living deep inside our planet's protective biosphere, it sometimes takes some beautiful cosmic events to make us realize that we are orbiting the sun as the sun orbits the galactic core at breakneck speeds.
Every 11 years or so, the sun does something quite profound -- its magnetic field completely swaps polarity. That time has come. Continue reading →
NASA and L'Garde are set to launch the largest solar sail ever constructed in 2014. ->
When it's setting up a powerful shockwave in space made up of high-speed particles accelerated to nearly the speed of light, that's when! ->