NASA has just recorded an X8.2 class solar flare on Sept. 10, just one of the many solar flares that occurred over the past week. Is a solar flare a cause of concern, though?
Space September 13, 2017
A man from Oregon is warning people of the possible damage that improperly looking at an eclipse can do to the eyes. Proper equipment usage is advised to enjoy the upcoming total solar eclipse safely.
Public Health August 18, 2017
What is a sunspot and where does it come from? Learn from this report how sunspots form and the role of magnetic fields of the sun in this fascinating process long studied by scientists.
Space July 14, 2017
NASA has discovered a massive sunspot that is larger than the Earth itself. While not dangerous, sunspots can cause solar flares which could damage satellites.
Space July 13, 2017
New analysis strengthens the "born together" hypothesis, which posits that stars are born with companions. Models even back up the idea that the solar system’s sun has a twin.
Space June 16, 2017
Latest study has led researchers to believe that all stars are born with twins. In the sun's case, Nemesis, as it is called, may have been responsible for the end of the dinosaurs.
Space June 14, 2017
NASA's upcoming mission to the sun was renamed Parker Solar Probe in honor of 89-year old Eugene Parker. Here are some of the solar astrophysicist's important contributions to science.
Space May 31, 2017
NASA will send a spacecraft to the sun by 2018. Here are the technologies that will protect the Solar Probe Plus and its instruments from extreme heat and radiation.
Space May 30, 2017
NASA’s Solar Dynamic Observatory captures stunning images of the moon crossing the sun’s path on May 25. Watch the animated version of the lunar transit.
Space May 27, 2017
NASA revealed that it would announce its first mission that would fly directly to the sun's outer atmosphere. The mission is dubbed Solar Probe Plus and the probe would fly within four million miles of the sun to conduct research.
Space May 27, 2017
A newly discovered brown dwarf has astounded researchers through its sheer mass and pristine composition. The celestial body is 90 times bigger than Jupiter and 250 times structurally purer than the sun.
Space March 28, 2017
Hydrogen can be a source of clean and renewable energy. The world's largest artificial sun, the Synlight, could pave the way for a new method of extracting hydrogen fuel.
Energy March 24, 2017
NASA is set to launch the Solar Probe Plus mission in 2018. The spacecraft will get within 4 million miles from the sun to gather crucial data about solar activities that can impact life on Earth.
Space February 26, 2017
Scientists scramble to launch more planet-hunting projects following the discovery of the seven-planet system in the ultra-cool dwarf star named TRAPPIST-1. The team of scientists behind TRAPPIST-1 will launch SPECULOOS while NASA will have TESS mission next year.
Space February 25, 2017
NASA confirmed that on Feb. 26, people in the United States will be able to view a rare cosmic event. On that day, a solar eclipse will take place, which scientists are calling the 'Ring of Fire.'
Space February 25, 2017
A new study reveals that 'hot Jupiters' may increase in size as they grow older. HAT-P-65b and HAT-P-66b are the two exoplanets that the researches have studied.
Space January 28, 2017
A new research has revealed that ants use celestial cues and memorize their surroundings to navigate their movements. The study also said ants decouple their direction of travel from the body orientation.
Animals January 22, 2017
A powerful solar storm that may hit Earth within the next decade may cost the United States $41.5 billion in daily economic losses. What are the industries that will be most affected by solar-induced blackouts?
Space January 22, 2017
The New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) has developed an advanced optical device capable of correcting images of the Sun that are distorted by turbulence from the different layers of the atmosphere. Under the new device, real-time pictures are now delivered to the scientists on the activity of the star’s surface.
Space January 12, 2017
Dec. 21 will be this year's winter solstice, as Wednesday will mark the North Pole tilting 23.5 degrees away from the sun. It is also the first day of winter officially and will yield the longest night and shortest day of the year.
Life & Style December 20, 2016
People who spent more time outdoors when they were between the ages 14 and 29 years had reduced risk for nearsightedness. How does sunlight help ward off the condition also known as myopia?
Healthy Living/Wellness December 2, 2016
The star Kepler 11145123, located about 5,000 light-years away from Earth, is the roundest object measured in the universe. What influences the star's roundness?
Space November 17, 2016
Two scientists have discovered a less costly and more effective way of researching the sun's anatomy. The star's core is, for the most part, subject of scientific mystery, and this method would significantly improve the conditions of the neutrinos research.
Space November 12, 2016
A new research paper, “Tidal Evolution of the Moon from a High-Obliquity High- Angular-Momentum Earth,” has explained the mystery behind the moon’s surprisingly large orbital tilt. The study also reveals the impact Earth faced that led to its faster spinning.
Space November 2, 2016
The sun's odd tilt relative to the orbital plane of the other planets could be attributed to a massive object lying in the far outer solar system. The findings support the idea of the existence of the theoretical Planet Nine.
Space October 20, 2016
New research has challenged past assumptions that red dwarf star Proxima Centauri has no sun-like properties as it found a regular cycle of starspots. The finding has cast doubts about the habitability of the planet Proxima b hosted by it.
Space October 14, 2016
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has captured colorful images of a dying star. The sun-like heavenly body was seen peeling off gas layers while spewing mass in many directions.
Space September 26, 2016
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory witnessed the Earth completely eclipse the sun just as the moon started to cross the face of the star. The observatory was able to capture the event known as ring of fire eclipse.
Space September 5, 2016
After nearly two years alone on the other side of the sun, a lost spacecraft has finally regained contact with Earth. Mission scientists are planning to perform further recovery processes to save the spacecraft.
Space August 22, 2016
Planet Venus is now a hellish world. Simulations using NASA's climate model, however, revealed that the second planet from the sun may have once been habitable.
Space August 11, 2016
Astronomers at NASA's Solar and Heliospheric Observatory observed a Kreutz sungrazer comet as it plunged to its death. The object zoomed toward the sun at incredible speed.
Space August 7, 2016
The sunflower seems to follow the sun as it moves across the sky during the day. Researchers of a new study identified the mechanisms behind this movement.
Earth/Environment August 5, 2016
The Great Red Spot on planet Jupiter is likely behind the high temperature in the gas giant's upper atmosphere. How does the hurricane produce the hot spot?
Space July 28, 2016
A massive hole is growing on the sun's surface and it looks scary. A coronal hole is an astronomical event that pops up on the star's surface every now and then, but it can still cause problems back on Earth.
Space July 14, 2016
An outburst of brightness and heat in the young star V883 Orionis allowed scientists to see a stellar water snowline for the first time. What does the observation reveal about planet formation?
Space July 13, 2016
Imagine being able to watch three suns rise and set every day, or even watch as one sun sets and another rises in exactly the same moment. Such are the conditions in an exoplanet detected by University of Arizona scientists.
Space July 8, 2016
The infant super-Neptune K2-33b is the youngest fully formed planet found orbiting an alien star. The exoplanet is estimated to be only between 5 to 10 million years old.
Space June 21, 2016
The Kepler space telescope discovered another circumbinary planet that orbit two stars. What makes the exoplanet Kepler-1647b special?
Space June 14, 2016
A 2-million-year-old planetary candidate in our own galaxy is being stripped of its gaseous atmosphere by its own star due to its tight orbit. But astronomers have yet to confirm if it’s actually a planet.
Space June 14, 2016
The exoplanet PTFO 8-8695 b orbits a young star estimated to be between 2 million and 3 million years old. The Jupiter-like planet is one of the youngest alien worlds ever found, but it is dying.
Space June 11, 2016
The answer behind why birds lay blue eggs lie in the sun's varying effects, including its harmful ultraviolet radiation. A light blue tint, for instance, allows the eggs to warm without overheating.
Animals May 30, 2016
Manhattan will be bathed in red light this Memorial Day as Manhattanhenge takes place in the Big Apple and around the world. What is this phenomenon, and what does it have to do with Druids?
May 28, 2016
Scientists were able to solve the faint young sun paradox. Superflares still exist, but the numerous changes on Earth may signify why it did not freeze over time.
Space May 25, 2016
Superflares from the young sun blasted powerful coronal ejections that could have made the Earth suitable for life. The star's violent behavior 4 billion years ago may shed light on the Faint Young Sun Paradox.
Space May 24, 2016
The Sun's expansion may obliterate the Earth in 500 million years. Astrophysicists have proposed extreme plans on how humanity can survive doomsday.
Earth/Environment May 11, 2016