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Parker Solar Probe completes second close approach to the Sun

Launched on August 12, 2018, the probe has reached its perihelion, the second point on its orbit furthest from the Sun and is now...
Sun's magnetic field is ten times stronger than previously believed

Sun’s magnetic field is ten times stronger than previously believed

According to a new collaborative study by the Queen's University Belfast and Aberystwyth University, the sun's magnetic field is ten times stronger than previously...
This image shows the bright light of a solar flare on the left side of the sun and an eruption of the solar material shooting through the sub's atmosphere, called a prominence eruption. Credit: NASA/Goddard/SDO

Earth is a less volatile version of the Sun, study

A recent study by the ANU scientists has found that Earth is made from the same elements as the Sun, but has less of...
This image shows the merger of two galaxies, known as NGC 7752 (larger) and NGC 7753 (smaller), also collectively called Arp86. In these images, different colors correspond to different wavelengths of infrared light. Blue and green are wavelengths both strongly emitted by stars. Red is a wavelength mostly emitted by dust. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Why do some galactic unions lead to doom?

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope recently releases some pictures that show pairs of galaxies on the cusp of cosmic consolidations. Even though the galaxies appearing...
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....

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