You may have read the sun’s magnetic field is heading for a change in field polarity – meaning it will flip upside down – and could have ripple effects throughout the entire solar system.
Researchers at the Universities of Leeds and Chicago have uncovered an important mechanism behind the generation of astrophysical magnetic fields such as that of the Sun.
A newly discovered solar twin star allows astronomers to refine the expected development path of our Sun. The time that remains until the Sun will become too hot for liquid water on Earth will be about 2 billion years, the researchers say.
As people hit the beach and the outdoors this summer, the sun will be brighter than ever--and some SPF ratings for sunscreen may be misleading.
Space weather, caused by the extremely energetic dynamics of the enormous fusion fire of our Sun, can have big effects on our technological infrastructure -- mostly on satellites orbiting around Earth, but in extreme cases even on the electrical and electronical infrastructure on the planet's surfac...
This week, ESA opened a new Space Weather Coordination Centre to gather up-to-date information on our Sun. It is the first such data coordination centre opened under the Agency's Space Situational Awareness Programme.
The star Alpha Centauri A in the closest neighboring star system, already regarded a twin of our own sun, was found to have the same strange cool layer in it's atmosphere as well by ESA’s Herschel space observatory. It is the first time this has been seen in a star beyond our own Sun, but that is ...
A new refined image of magnetic loops on the sun's surface, captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) was released by the Space Agency. It has been processed to highlight the edges of each loop to make the structure more clear.
There’s a reason why the sun is so hot—-braids. Scientists have recently found that powerful magnetic waves moving from below the sun’s surface in the form of “braids” generate tremendous amount of heat.
While it was New Year's Eve on Earth, the NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory captured this solar eruption, a truly gigantic and magnificent kind of firework. The flare shot about 260,000 kilometers out from the Sun. While it was a rather small eruption, it corresponds to 20 times the size of Earth with...