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Sun's heliosphere dominated by two solar jets: NASA
Sun's heliosphere dominated by two solar jets: NASA

Contrary to earlier visualisations, the sun's heliosphere is dominated by two giant jets of material shooting backwards over the north and south poles of the sun.

Total solar eclipse to occur on March 20
Total solar eclipse to occur on March 20

A total solar eclipse will occur on March 20, but it will not be visible in India.

'Sun has maximum impact when the Earth is cooler'

Giving fresh insight into the role of the Sun in climate change, a new study shows its impact is not constant over time but has greater significance when the Earth is cooler.

Monstrous black hole sheds new light on evolution
Monstrous black hole sheds new light on evolution

A black hole, 12 billion times as massive as the Sun that grew to gargantuan size in the universe's first billion years, is by far the largest yet spotted from such an early date, researchers said.

Solar cells made more efficient

Scientists have reported progress in photovoltaic research as they have improved a component that will enable solar cells to use more energy of the sun and thus create a higher current.

Scientists discover black hole so big it contradicts growth theory
Scientists discover black hole so big it contradicts growth theory

Scientists say they have discovered a black hole so big that it challenges the theory about how they grow.

Strange comet flies past the Sun
Strange comet flies past the Sun

NASA's Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) along with the European Space Agency (ESA) have captured an unusual comet that skimmed past the Sun Feb 18-21.

Sun's magnetic field controls heliosphere's shape much more than previously thought

A new study of the solar system suggests that astrophysical jets are driven by the sun.

Origin of magnetic field covering Sun discovered
Origin of magnetic field covering Sun discovered

A team of scientists has discovered the origin of the magnetic field covering the Sun.

Our Sun`s death may be more violent than previously thought
Our Sun`s death may be more violent than previously thought

A new study has revealed that our sun will not explode as a powerful supernova when it eventually runs out of fuel, but there will be fireworks.

New technique to hunt for Earth-like planets
New technique to hunt for Earth-like planets

German researchers have developed a new technique that will help astronomers hunt for Earth-like planets around distant stars with ease.

Recently identified dim star passed very close to our solar system 70,000 years ago
Recently identified dim star passed very close to our solar system 70,000 years ago

A team of astronomers has identified the closest known flyby of a star to our solar system.

Stars similar to the sun explode too at death
Stars similar to the sun explode too at death

Scientists have discovered that stars, which are similar to the sum, explode too when they die.

Watch: An amazing video of sun as NASA's SDO marks five years in space
Watch: An amazing video of sun as NASA's SDO marks five years in space

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) on Wednesday, February 11, celebrated its fifth anniversary in space.

NASA captures giant filament on Sun
NASA captures giant filament on Sun

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) has captured a giant dark line snaked across the lower half of the Sun - longer than 67 Earths lined up in a row.

Don't blame the sun for global warming
Don't blame the sun for global warming

A review of solar activity in the past 400 years has shown that the level of sun activity was not very different in the 18th century as it is now, suggesting that blaming the sun for global warming is simply barking up the wrong tree.

Astronomers find image of a white dwarf leaving behind 'Jupiter's Ghost'
Astronomers find image of a white dwarf leaving behind 'Jupiter's Ghost'

In a new observation, astronomers have identified an image of a white dwarf expelling out its outer layers.

Rosetta provides unique insight into comet shedding its dusty coat
Rosetta provides unique insight into comet shedding its dusty coat

ESA`s Rosetta mission has enabled scientists to watch the life cycle of a comet, 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, as it sheds the dusty coat accumulated over the past 4 years.

Don't miss 100 millionth photo of the Sun
Don't miss 100 millionth photo of the Sun

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory has released a mind-boggling 100 millionth photo of the Sun for public viewing.