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New technique could help probe Sun`s depth

Last Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014, 12:25

A tracer has been found in the sun`s atmosphere to help track the flow of material coursing underneath the sun`s surface.

Mechanism behind solar flares revealed

Last Updated: Saturday, March 29, 2014, 12:27

Scientists have for the first time witnessed the mechanism behind explosive energy releases in the Sun`s atmosphere, which has in turn confirmed new theories about how solar flares are created.

Giant sunspot makes third appearance across sun

Last Updated: Sunday, March 02, 2014, 12:17

A giant sunspot - a magnetically strong and complex region on the sun`s surface - has appeared for the third time over the sun`s horizon.

Scottish Mars exploration plan given 4 mn pound funding

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 11:29

A space programme led by a Scottish research group has received about 4 million pounds in funding to develop a drill to explore the surface of Mars.

Solar activity weakest in a century

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 25, 2013, 14:45

The Sun is at its weakest in 100 years despite being at the peak of its 11-year cycle, scientists have found.

Space weather `implicated` for satellite failures

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 18, 2013, 15:26

Scientists suspect that space weather may be the culprit behind some satellite failures.

Solar storm 2013 heading towards Earth – any danger?

Last Updated: Thursday, August 22, 2013, 14:05

A solar storm that erupted from the sun on Tuesday is blasting billions of charged particles towards Earth at a mind-boggling speed of 3.3 million kilometre per hour.

Solar flares help solve matter-antimatter puzzle

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 09, 2013, 12:03

Antimatter has been detected in solar flares via microwave and magnetic-field data, according to a new research.

New method proposed to predict solar flares

Last Updated: Saturday, July 06, 2013, 12:26

Researchers have tested the reliability of seven techniques against their record of predicting flares and non-flare events correctly, as well as their history of missed flares and false alarms.

Sun`s lost its head, pilots and high flyers beware

Last Updated: Friday, July 05, 2013, 10:22

Air passengers, beware. Your health and that of the crew is at stake.

Culprit behind magnetic field misbehavior in solar flares identified

Last Updated: Thursday, May 23, 2013, 20:14

When a solar flare filled with charged particles erupts from the Sun, its magnetic fields sometime break a widely accepted rule of physics.

Sun shoots four powerful solar flares into space

Last Updated: Friday, May 17, 2013, 09:07

The sun has put on a spectacular light show in recent days, firing off solar flares and coronal mass ejections that have sent particles from the sun hurtling into space at speeds of over 2,000 km per second.