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Aug 31, 2015 11:04 AM ET // Stuart Gary, ABC Science Online
The butterfly shape is created by the stellar ballet of the two sun-like stars at the end of their lives.
Aug 21, 2015 11:30 AM ET // Elizabeth Howell
A delicate sunshield unfolded on a test unit of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope.
Aug 19, 2015 08:29 AM ET // Larry O'Hanlon
Even a mild shock wave in the solar wind can suddenly amp up the equatorial electrojet and create localized magnetic storms.
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.
Aug 14, 2015 01:26 PM ET
The great cosmologist Bruce Springsteen once sang "everything dies, baby, that's a fact," but does that assertion include the little universe we call home? Julian takes us through the current theories on what will happen to our space and time.
Jul 30, 2015 04:38 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
As Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko approaches perihelion, the sun is heating up its nucleus and the solar wind is causing its tail to evolve. And the Rosetta mission has a ringside seat.
Jul 20, 2015 05:30 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Not only has NASA’s New Horizons mission confirmed that Pluto has an extended atmosphere, after its historic flyby on July 14, the spacecraft observed a “cavity” in the solar wind, revealing a long plasma tail reminiscent of a comet’s ion tail.
Jul 13, 2015 02:24 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Pluto may be, on average, 40 times further away from the sun than Earth, but that doesn't mean it doesn't experience the sun's outbursts.
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