Scientists may have discovered a new marker to track the course of the solar cycle--brightpoints.
Astronomers have caught a glimpse into the very heart of a solar storm. They've taken a close at a space weather storm that engulfed our planet on Jan 21, 2005 after a coronal mass ejection (CME) burst off of the sun and headed toward Earth.
Could you imagine a row of solar panels that also function as windows? Scientists may just have developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while still allowing people to see outside.
Understanding the birth of our sun has long been a source of study for researchers. Now, they may be a step closer. Scientists have investigated the solar system's prehistoric phase and the events that led to the birth of the sun.
You'd think that the sun's surface would be hotter than its outer atmosphere, but that's not the case. In fact, it's a phenomenon that has puzzled scientists for decades. Now, they may have the answer; new observations reveal that it may have something to do with nanoflares.
Superman can fly, leap over buildings, and accomplish feats that are, well, pretty superhuman. Yet this superhero doesn't just defy logic with his spectacular feats; he also defies the fundamental physics law of the conservation of energy.
How old are sun-like stars? That's a good question, and it's one that astronomers have been struggling with for quite some time. Now, scientists have a new technique for measuring the age of a star by using its spin.
NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft and STEREO measurements have opened up a new way for scientists to understand exactly what's happening within our nearest star.
Scientists have found that the sun's atmosphere, called the corona, is even larger than thought and extends about five million miles above the sun's surface.
We all know that Earth can have a spell of bad weather, but did you know that our sun can have the same? Now, scientists have taken a closer look at this bad weather, revealing a bit more about the processes that shape our nearest star.
Astronomers have spotted an unusual series of eruptions form the sun, thanks to a suite of spacecraft.
Most are aware of the serious health consequences associated with too much sun exposure, whether it's coming from outside rays or a tanning bed lamp. Yet a recent study published in the journal Cell shows that tanning can be addictive.