When the sun sets, the show begins: night after night of incredible weather, shimmering aurorae, and stunning starry vistas over the rugged and rural landscapes of South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming are captured in "Huelux." Continue reading →
As the recent X4.9-class flare ripped across the surface of the sun, a fleet of solar observatories were ready to measure its impact.
A strange ribbon of energy and particles at the edge of the solar system first spotted by a NASA spacecraft appears to serve as a sort of 'roadmap in the sky' for the interstellar magnetic field
Inspired by a prehistoric material used by our ancestors to create cave drawings 30,000 years ago, scientists have found an ingenious method to keep the upcoming European Solar Orbiter cool. Continue reading →
Hydrogen ions in the solar wind react with oxygen in interplanetary dust grains to form little packets of water, potentially supplying Earth with its water. Could stellar water factories supply exoplanets, too?
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 →
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