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Windy conditions around infant star?
Windy conditions around infant star?

Astronomers have observed what may be the first-ever signs of windy weather around an infant analogue - called T Tauri - of our Sun.

Solar storm heads Earth`s way after double sun blasts

Two big explosions on the surface of the sun will cause a moderate to strong geomagnetic storm on Earth in the coming days, possibly disrupting radio and satellite communications, scientists said Thursday.

Sun unleashes massive solar flare of X1.6-class
Sun unleashes massive solar flare of X1.6-class

The sun emitted a huge solar flare on September 10, 2014.

Wear sunglasses to avoid common eye disease

If your job leads to spending most of the time outdoors, do not forget to wear sunglasses as it can save you from developing a common eye disease.

Milky Way part of newly identified galactic super cluster
Milky Way part of newly identified galactic super cluster

A team of astronomers has demonstrated that our own galaxy, the Milky Way, is part of a newly identified ginormous super cluster of galaxies, dubbed as "Laniakea", meaning "immense heaven" in Hawaiian.

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Novel way to trace Sun's long-lost siblings
Novel way to trace Sun's long-lost siblings

A study now reveals that stars which were born together and then dispersed immediately rather than forming a cluster also share similar traits.

Massive solar flare can damage GPS, communication signals on Earth
Massive solar flare can damage GPS, communication signals on Earth

The most powerful solar flare ever is beginning to rotate to a position directly in line with Earth that, if it hits the ground, can send GPS and communication signals out of gear, the NASA reported.

Sun's real time energy measured for first time in lab
Sun's real time energy measured for first time in lab

A neutrino experiment has successfully measured the energy of sun in real time that helped in detecting the neutrinos produced by nuclear reactions inside the solar mass.

Universe`s earliest stars were monstrous: Study

Little is known about the universe`s earliest stars but if we believe astronomers, they might have been hundreds of times more massive than the sun.

Fluorine in toothpaste came from sun`s dead ancestors!

The fluorine in your toothpaste was likely formed billions of years ago in now dead stars of the same type as our sun, astronomers said.

Unraveling mystery of sun`s birth comes closer to reality

Scientists have made progress in finding out how the sun was born.

NASA`s Messenger to observe Mercury closely

NASA’s Messenger spacecraft which was sent to study the Mercury 10 years back, will observe the planet at lower altitudes.

ESA`s Rosetta measures its comet`s temperature for 1st time

ESA`s Rosetta spacecraft has recently measured the temperature of its target comet for the first time.

Earth may not be able to dodge dangerous `solar bullet` again

Scientists have recently revealed that Earth might not be able to avoid a solar flare, like it did in 2012, and it could leave the planet with devastating consequences.

Why sun`s atmosphere is hotter than its surface revealed

NASA has recently gathered information that could explain the mystery relating to why sun`s atmosphere is hotter than its surface.

How living things capture energy from the Sun decoded

A specific combination of lipids contributes to how living creatures capture sunlight and convert it into energy, a new study suggests.

2012`s `Solar flare` could have pushed Earth into dark age

NASA has recently revealed that Earth nearly missed a solar flare, or Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) that might have plunged the planet towards a global catastrophe on July 23, 2012.

Solar storm could have plunged world into darkness in 2012

Earth had a near miss with a solar flare from the most powerful storm on the Sun in over 150 years that could have caused widespread power blackouts, scientists say.

Earth missed solar catastrophe two years ago: NASA

In a sensational revelation, NASA has said that the Earth had a near miss July 23,2012 with a giant solar flare or Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) from the most powerful solar storm on the sun in over 150 years.