Although the sun is our nearest star, we certainly don't have it all figured out. Continue reading →
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 →
Skin does much more than most people probably suspect.
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 sunburn or tan is the obvious result of skin exposure to sun, but how exactly does the sun cause less visible changes to our skin?
Seeking out the perfect tan might be about more than vanity, research suggests.
A vast and powerful space weather event has been observed at the solar system's innermost planet for the first time. Continue reading →
By now we've all realized that NASA's Mars rover Curiosity is a fine geologist. It's also a great geochemist. And now, once again, the six-wheeled rover has underlined the fact that it's a pretty damned good astronomer, too. Continue reading →
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