When the "Comet of the Century" died to a solar roasting last year, the world was sad. Now astronomers think they know what happened. Continue reading →
NASA's veteran Voyager 1 spacecraft has been hit by a 'tsunami' from the sun as the mission pushes deeper into interstellar space. Continue reading →
A vast and powerful space weather event has been observed at the solar system's innermost planet for the first time. Continue reading →
For the first time, a massive solar flare revealed the process that created it, confirming new theories about flares and the explosive ejections of solar material often linked with them.
Lightning happens when there's a buildup of electricity in clouds, right? Wrong. Trace reports on a new study that found that thunderstorms are actually caused by the sun!
The first few months of 2014 have certainly been active for our nearest star and last night the sun unleashed another X-class flare -- the most powerful type of solar flare. Continue reading →
It can be stressful being a small asteroid -- not only do they risk collision with the planets any time, they are also slowly being eroded by the sun. Continue reading →
On Saturday, the sun erupted with an X-class flare, knocking out radio communications for several minutes. Continue reading →
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