The sun may actually be influencing lightning strikes on Earth. How? The sun is temporarily "bending" Earth's magnetic field and allowing a shower of energetic particles to enter the upper atmosphere.
Want to lose some weight? You may want to get a little extra sunshine in your life. Scientists have found that exposure to moderate amounts of sunshine may slow the development of obesity and diabetes.
Sky gazers are in luck today. A partial solar eclipse will occur across North America this Thursday during the evening hours, so make sure to catch a glimpse--as long as the weather cooperates.
NASA has learned a little bit more about our sun's atmosphere with the help of the Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS).
Here on Earth, people are gearing up for Halloween by carving pumpkins into jack-o-lanterns and preparing their costumes. Now, it looks like the sun has also decided to show off just in time for the scariest night of the year.
Earth is known for its abundance of water. But where did that water come from in the first place and how did it get to our planet? Scientists have now discovered that much of our solar system's water probably originated as ice that first formed in interstellar space.
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.