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NASA's Solar Orbiter snaps closest pictures of Sun, data hints at solar features never observed in such detail

The spacecraft completed commissioning just in time for its first close solar pass on June 15.

Jul 16, 2020, 21:40 PM IST

A 'monster' star 2 million times brighter than the sun vanishes from its host galaxy without a trace

A 'monster' star 2.5 million times brighter than the sun disappeared without a trace in 2019, according to scientists. 

Jul 13, 2020, 14:30 PM IST

Huge UFO, 25 times the size of Earth spotted near Sun, claims UFO hunting enthusiast Scott C Waring

Waring, analysed images from NASA's Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) satellite to arrive at this conclusion.

Jul 10, 2020, 09:52 AM IST

Sun like stars in their later life hold key for Li increase in Universe: Study

Stars are primary contributors to this significant enhancement of heavier elements through mass ejections and stellar explosions. Li, however, understood to be an exemption.

Jul 07, 2020, 17:58 PM IST

'Sun Clock' quantifies extreme space weather switch on/off times

The clock will help scientists to determine more precisely when the risk for solar storms is highest and help to plan the impacts of space weather on our space infrastructure, important since the next switch-on of activity may be imminent as solar activity moves from its current minimum.

Jun 11, 2020, 22:09 PM IST

Sun enters solar minimum but earth not to face another 'Little Ice Age'

Cosmic rays are intensifying as the Sun enters a 'solar minimum', which could prove dangerous for astronauts and cause more storms in the space. It is to be noted that cosmic rays are high energy particles that move in the space with the speed of light.

May 19, 2020, 13:10 PM IST

Scientists find monster black hole that 'should not exist' in Milky Way

A team of Chinese astronomers have discovered a black hole so gigantic in the Milky Way galaxy, that it has contradicted the existing models of star evolution.

Nov 28, 2019, 10:32 AM IST

After Chandrayaan-2, here's all you need to know about ISRO's sun mission Aditya-L1

Through Aditya-L1, India is all set to study the sun for the first time. As per a statement on ISRO's website, Aditya-L1, initially coined as Aditya-1, was conceived as a 400kg class satellite carrying one payload, the Visible Emission Line Coronagraph (VELC) and was planned to launch in a 800 km low earth orbit.

Sep 19, 2019, 13:27 PM IST

Watch: Comet dives into directly into sun, completely evaporates

The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) space telescope recorded a comet dive directly into the sun, which did not appear on the other side of it.

Aug 17, 2019, 12:32 PM IST

'Cloaked' black hole discovered in early universe

According to current theories, a dense cloud of gas feeds material into the disk surrounding a supermassive black hole during its period of early growth, which "cloaks" or hides much of the quasar's bright light from our view.

Aug 09, 2019, 15:44 PM IST

India-built cryostat base ready for installation in France

The biggest fusion machine in history, counting at least one million pieces of equipment, aims to complete through first plasma in 2025 -- the first stage of operation for ITER as a functional machine.

Jul 22, 2019, 17:16 PM IST

Two planets that could support life discovered

Images captured at the Calar Alto Observatory in Almeria, southern Spain, and two other Spanish telescopes allowed researchers to analyse, in great detail, the Teegarden star a cold red dwarf only around 12.5 light years away from our solar system, Efe news reported.

Jun 19, 2019, 12:28 PM IST

Moon's crust hides early history of Sun: NASA scientists

Our natural satellite took shape when a Mars-sized object smashed into Earth about 4.5 billion years ago. The force of this crash sent materials spewing into orbit, where they coalesced into the Moon.
 

Jun 18, 2019, 12:25 PM IST

Moon’s crust hides clues to history of Sun and life: NASA

Around four billion years ago, the Sun went through violent outbursts of intense radiation, spewing scorching, high-energy clouds and particles across the solar system.

Jun 18, 2019, 12:18 PM IST

Deshhit: Watch detailed analysis of all the major news of the day, Dec 28, 2018

This segment of Zee News brings detailed news stories of the day. Watch this video to know top stories of December 20, 2018.

Dec 28, 2018, 21:54 PM IST

Deshhit: You can witness Supermoon Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse in January 2019

Overnight from Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, into Monday, Jan. 21, millions of people in North and South America will have a prime view of a total lunar eclipse. During a special nocturnal hour, the full moon will become fully tinted with the red-orange colour of sunset.

Dec 28, 2018, 21:46 PM IST

Why NASA's mission to 'touch' the Sun won't melt

With NASA launching a historic Parker Solar Probe deeper into the solar atmosphere than any mission before it, the question arises: Why won`t it melt?

Aug 13, 2018, 11:17 AM IST

World's first mission to touch the Sun lifts off, NASA's Parker Solar Probe begins 7-year journey

A Sun-skimming mission like Parker Solar Probe has been a dream of scientists for decades, but only recently has the required technology - like the heat shield, solar array cooling system, and fault management system - been available to make such a mission a reality.

Aug 12, 2018, 13:17 PM IST

Scientists discover the fastest growing black hole which eats a Sun every two days

The energy emitted from this newly discovered supermassive black hole, also known as a quasar, was mostly ultraviolet light but also radiated x-rays.

May 16, 2018, 11:55 AM IST

NASA's positive on next planet-hunting mission launch

Meteorologists with the US Air Force 45th Space Wing have predicted an 80 percent chance of favourable weather for SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket's launch with NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite aimed at detecting planets outside our solar system.

Apr 16, 2018, 10:49 AM IST