Imagine a planet-sized bundle of intense, magnetic field lines; that's exactly what a sunspot is. Now, researchers have taken a closer look at how these events drive massive, explosive reactions.
Earth-like plants may actually have magnetic fields, which may aid chances for life. Scientists have discovered that these planets orbiting close to small stars have magnetic fields that protect them from stellar radiation and help maintain safe surface conditions.
Hot Jupiters, which are gas giants that orbit close to their star, largely remain mysterious. Now, they've found that these planets may only take a few million years to migrate close to their newly formed star.
There may be a new way to create more effective and efficient solar panel.
The moon isn't the only thing that can eclipse the sun. In this case, the International Space Station (ISS) had its turn. NASA has released a new composite image that shows the ISS passing in front of our nearest star.
Two missions have taken a large step forward when it comes to understanding a bit more about the sun.
It turns out that America may be in for a total solar eclipse; it just happens to be two years from now. Researchers have announced that on Aug. 21, 2017, people in North America will witness one of nature's greatest sky shows.
There may be a surprising twist on how our solar system formed.
The Rosetta spacecraft is making its closest approach yet to the sun, riding along on the comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
Solar storms can impact our planet in big ways. Now, researchers have created new tools for predicting the arrival and impact of solar storms.
A comet is making quite the show before reaching its closest point to the sun. The Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko has blasted out a spectacular jet, which has been captured by the Rosetta spacecraft.