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New `IMaX` magnetograph makes observing Sun`s magnetic structure possible

A Spanish instrument known as IMaX magnetograph has observed the sun for the formation and evolution of a magnetic flux tubes on its surface.

Tightly packed trio of black holes discovered

Astronomers have discovered three closely orbiting supermassive black holes in a galaxy more than 4 billion light years away.

White dwarf star that looks like diamond identified

A team of astronomers, using multiple telescopes, have identified a faint white dwarf star that looks like diamond.

ESA`s Herschel detects molecule vital for creating water in dying Sun-like stars

Astronomers, using ESA`s Herschel space observatory, have discovered that a molecule vital for creating water exists in the burning embers of dying Sun-like stars.

How solar wind breaks through earth`s magnetic field

A wind of charged particles blows outwards from the sun, carrying a magnetic field with it and sometimes this solar wind can break through the earth`s magnetic field.

NASA`s Curiosity Mars rover clicks pic of Mercury passing in front of Sun

NASA`s Curiosity Mars rover has imaged the planet Mercury passing in front of the Sun, visible as a faint darkening that moves across the face of the Sun.

Two new planets orbiting ancient star discovered

Scientists have discovered two new planets orbiting an ancient star near our Sun and one of them may have liquid water on its surface, a key ingredient to support life.

Space probe captures new images of sunspots

Multi-wavelength observations of sunspots with the 1.6-meter New Solar Telescope at Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO) in California and aboard NASA`s IRIS spacecraft have produced new images of high-speed plasma flows and eruptions extending from the Sun`s surface to the outermost layer of the solar atmosphere, the corona.

Stunning NASA video shows gigantic sun eruption

NASA`s sun-observing IRIS spacecraft has captured its first stunning close-up of a colossal coronal mass ejection (CME) erupting from the sun.

Now, computer model that analyzes Sun-like stars that eat Earth-like planets

Some Sun-like stars are `earth-eaters` and while they are developing they ingest large amounts of the rocky material from which `terrestrial` planets like Earth, Mars and Venus are made.

Find perfect sunglasses to frame your face

It`s important to find clothing which suits one`s body shape, but what about sunglasses that complement the face shape? Many people opt for wrong shades, thereby creating a fashion disaster. Be wary!

Solar winds increase lightning strikes on earth: Study

A new study suggests that lightning on earth is triggered by energy particles from the Sun.

NASA finds mysterious hole appearing on solar surface

NASA scientists have found a square `hole` appearing on the surface of the Sun.

First `sibling` of Sun discovered

Researchers have identified the first "sibling" of the Sun - a star that was almost certainly born from the same cloud of gas and dust as our star.

Sun emits M5.2-class solar flare

Sun emitted a M5.2-class flare that peaked at 6:07 a.m. EDT on May 8, 2014.

Sun` X-class flare disrupts telecommunications on Earth

Sun emitted an X-class flare on Thursday at 8:27 p.m. EDT.

Researchers debunk the myth that Icarus `soared too high`

Scientists have debunked the Greek tale of Icarus who died after flying too close to the Sun, claiming that the mythological character could have soared as close to the Sun as he wanted.

Sun emits M7-class solar flare

Sun emitted a mid-level solar flare, which peaked at 9:03 EDT, on April 18.

Supernova that swept materials equivalent to about 45 times sun`s mass found

Researchers have identified a supernova remnant - known as G352.7-0.1 (or, G352 for short) - that has swept material, equivalent to about 45 times the mass of the Sun.

Rare cosmic event: Sun, Earth and Mars line up

Skywatchers were in for a rare celestial treat on Tuesday night when Mars, Earth and the sun arranged in a nearly straight line.