Sun-like "superflare" stars were first seen with the Kepler Space Telescope. Now, astronomers have taken a closer look at these stars and have discovered that stars with large starspots can, indeed, experience superflares.
A new telescope has captured the first-ever detailed view of the interior structure of umbrae, the dark patches in the center of sunspots.
It turns out that the sun undergoes a type of seasonal variability with its activity waxing and waning over the course of nearly two years. The findings reveal a bit more about the 11-year cycle of the sun.
Like it or not, most Americans will wake up to their smart phones tomorrow and see that they missed an hour of sleep. Just so turns out, they actually did. It's daylight saving time.
It turns out that the sun has more impact on our climate during "cool" periods. Scientists have long debated how the activity of the sun might influence climate and now they've found that its impact is not constant over time.
For the first time ever, NASA's Van Allen probes have caught a solar shockwave in the act.
The winter months can make it hard for everyone to get the recommended amount of vitamin D, a fat soluble vitamin that's naturally found in a few foods and ultraviolet rays.
New research published in the journal Environment International studies data on sunlight and vitamin D levels via geographical information. Researchers at the University of Exeter Medical School found that those who live closer to the coast in England get higher levels of vitamin D--a crucial compon...
It turns out that the sun's activity may be the same as it was in the 18th century. Scientists have standardized historical results and have discovered that solar activity may not have changed much at all
Most people know that too much sunlight can cause skin cancer, but did you know it may also cause problems in fertility? Scientists have found that increased UV radiation can have an effect on human fertility over generations.
After working with temperatures as hot as the interior of the sun, researchers have managed to find out iron's role in inhibiting energy transmission from the sun to the near edge of its radiative band.