On Saturday, the sun erupted with an X-class flare, knocking out radio communications for several minutes. Continue reading →
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.
Solar maximum may be starting to wane, but the sun has no intention on slipping into the stellar doldrums quietly. Continue reading →
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 →
Weather patterns in the atmosphere of a nearby brown dwarf have been observed for the first time. 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?
A massive solar flare has delayed Orbital Sciences' Antares rocket launch, pushing the space station cargo run to later in the week. Continue reading →
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