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Spotted - Dark, contorted sunspot nearly twice the diameter of Earth (See pic)

Spotted - Dark, contorted sunspot nearly twice the diameter of Earth (See pic)

Researchers including those from European Southern Observatory (ESO), produced the images as a demonstration of ALMA’s ability to study solar activity at longer wavelengths of light than are typically available to solar observatories on Earth.

Ants use sun, memories for 'backward' walk home

Ants use sun, memories for 'backward' walk home

Ants, which are famed for their highly developed work ethic, use the sun and memories of their surroundings to find the way home when they walk backward dragging a heavy load, scientists have found.

NASA's SDO captures Sun's beautiful magnetic arcs - Watch

NASA's SDO captures Sun's beautiful magnetic arcs - Watch

NASA says magnetic arcs of plasma that spiraled above two active regions held their shape fairly well over 18 hours on January 11-12, 2017. 

NASA shares image of International Space Station making solar transit!

NASA shares image of International Space Station making solar transit!

The US space agency NASA has released a composite picture of the International Space Station (ISS) make a transit across the Sun.

NASA's SDO sees Sun producing swirling activity on both its sides (Watch)

NASA's SDO sees Sun producing swirling activity on both its sides (Watch)

The sun produced swirling prominence activity of both its side, one after the other, over two days (December 7-8, 2016).

New planetary system with a host star similar to Earth's Sun

The study that was published in the journal "Astronomy and Astrophysics" suggest that this new discovery can provide clues to researchers about how planetary systems evolve over time.

NASA's Cassini spacecraft captures breathtaking view of Saturn's F ring and its moon 'Prometheus'

NASA's Cassini spacecraft captures breathtaking view of Saturn's F ring and its moon 'Prometheus'

NASA has released a beautiful image of Saturn's faint ring and its moon Prometheus.

Stressed out all the time? Get some sunshine to improve your mental well-being!

Stressed out all the time? Get some sunshine to improve your mental well-being!

As per a new study, saking up some sun may help improve your mental and emotional well-being.

NASA begins preparations for Halloween, gives the sun a jack-o'-lantern makeover! - See pic

NASA begins preparations for Halloween, gives the sun a jack-o'-lantern makeover! - See pic

In the typical NASA way, the American space agency shared an image of a solar jack-o'-lantern!

Planet Nine responsible for curious tilt of the sun, says study!

Planet Nine responsible for curious tilt of the sun, says study!

Planet Nine's angular momentum is having an out-sized impact on the solar system based on its location and size.

NASA's MinXSS CubeSat brings new information to study of solar flares! (Watch video)

NASA's MinXSS CubeSat brings new information to study of solar flares! (Watch video)

As per NASA, the Miniature X-Ray Solar Spectrometer, or MinXSS, CubeSat began science operations on June 9, 2016, collecting data on soft X-rays.

Hubble sees colorful ‘last hurrah’ of a sun-like star! (See pic)

Hubble sees colorful ‘last hurrah’ of a sun-like star! (See pic)

The image shows the colorful "last hurrah" of NGC 2440, which lies about 4,000 light-years from Earth in the direction of the constellation Puppis.

Japan's Hinode solar observatory celebrates 10 years in space - Watch video

Japan's Hinode solar observatory celebrates 10 years in space - Watch video

Hinode, a joint mission of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and NASA, has provided amazing imagery and valuable insight into our star – and others throughout the universe – ever since.

'Food waste may store solar, wind energy'

Some scientists have been exploring sugar alcohols as a possible material for making thermal storage work, but this direction has some limitations.

Earth-like planet found in nearest solar system: Study

Earth-like planet found in nearest solar system: Study

Scientists on Wednesday announced the discovery of an Earth-sized planet orbiting the star nearest our Sun, opening up the glittering prospect of a habitable world that may one day be explored by robots.

After 22 months, NASA regains contact with sun-watching STEREO-B spacecraft!

After 22 months, NASA regains contact with sun-watching STEREO-B spacecraft!

Communications with STEREO-B were lost during a test of a system that is triggered when the spacecraft can't communicate with Earth for 72 hours.

Young massive star identified in the Milky Way

Young massive star identified in the Milky Way

This young star -- already more than 30 times the mass of our Sun "is still in the process of gathering material from its parent molecular cloud, and may be even more massive when it finally reaches adulthood".

It's raining plasma on the Sun's surface! NASA's IRIS captures the captivating explosion – Watch video

It's raining plasma on the Sun's surface! NASA's IRIS captures the captivating explosion – Watch video

The sun is a constantly changing body and IRIS is helping NASA scientists reach into the depths of why and how it does what it does.

NASA's SDO captures this stunning image of 'lunar transit' – See pic!

NASA's SDO captures this stunning image of 'lunar transit' – See pic!

NASA says two of the spacecraft’s three science instruments - the Helioseismic and Magnetic Imager, or HMI, and the Extreme Ultraviolet Variability Experiment, or EVE - are online and sending science data to Earth. 

See pic: ESA and NASA's SOHO catch comet grazing the sun!

See pic: ESA and NASA's SOHO catch comet grazing the sun!

The latest occurrence that caught the scientists' eyes was a bright comet plunging toward the sun on August 3-4, 2016, at nearly 1.3 million miles per hour.