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Parker Solar Probe Nails First Orbit Of The Sun, Preps For Second Pass

Parker Solar Probe Nails First Orbit Of The Sun, Preps For Second Pass

NASA'S Parker Solar Probe has made its first orbit of our star, Sun and getting ready for the second. Launched on August 12, 2018, the...
Dimming the Sun to combat global warming

Dimming the Sun to combat global warming

Researchers are proposing an ingenious yet so far unproven approach to tackle climate change. They are planning to spray sun-dimming chemicals into the Earth's atmosphere. In...
Parker Solar Probe

Parker Solar Probe breaks record, becomes closest spacecraft to Sun

On 29 October 2018, at 1:04 pm EDT (17:04 UTC), Parker Solar Probe just made a history by making the closest ever approach to...
The right side of this image — from WISPR’s inner telescope — has a 40-degree field of view, with its right edge 58.5 degrees from the Sun’s center. The left side of the image is from WISPR’s outer telescope, which has a 58-degree field of view and extends to about 160 degrees from the Sun. There is a parallax of about 13 degrees in the apparent position of the Sun as viewed from Earth and from Parker Solar Probe. Credit: NASA/Naval Research Laboratory/Parker Solar Probe

NASA’s mission to ‘touch the sun’ beams back first images

Just over a month into its mission, Parker Solar Probe has returned first-light data from each of its four instrument suites. This first-light data...
On its second flight, FOXSI captured evidence of hard X-ray emission from nanoflares. FOXSI’s observations of hard X-rays are shown in blue outlining the very hottest regions of the solar atmosphere, superimposed over a soft X-ray image of the Sun from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s (JAXA) and NASA’s Hinode solar-observing satellite

NASA-funded rocket to view Sun with x-ray vision

Sun, the hot ball of glowing gases at the heart of our solar system. Most of the gas — 91 percent — is hydrogen....
A team of physicists, including NJIT’s Gregory Fleishman, has discovered previously undetected energy in the Sun’s coronal loops. Credit: NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory

Why does the sun’s corona sizzle at 1 million °F

The Sun's corona remained a puzzle even for the scientists who study it closely. It is more than a hundred times hotter than lower layers...
Our galaxy, the Milky Way. Image: Shutterstock

Finding lost siblings of the Sun

UNSW scientists in collaboration with European scientists demonstrated that the “DNA”, or spectra, of more than 340,000 stars in the Milky Way could aid them...
What Creates Eerie Whistling Sounds in Space

What Creates Eerie Whistling Sounds in Space?

There are solar-energized particles trapped around the planet. Those particles sometimes lead to beautiful auroral displays. Scientists are aware of it but they are still unknown...
Nasa Approved Glasses to Watch solar Eclipse Safely

Nasa Approved Glasses to Watch solar Eclipse Safely

On August 21, America will experience a total solar eclipse after 38 years since 1979. On this day, the moon will slide in front of...