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Solar storm to hit Earth today, likely to impact cellphone, GPS signals worldwide

Solar winds gathering high speed is likely hit Earth on Wednesday, as per a report by Spaceweather.com. It was earlier predicted to reach our planet sometime between Sunday and Monday (July 11 to 12). 

Jul 14, 2021, 18:15 PM IST

Solar storm headed towards Earth, could impact cellphone, GPS signals, experts caution

Solar winds - a stream of highly charged particles from the Sun is hurtling towards the Earth and is expected to reach in the next 12 hours to 24 hours, and could affect cellphone, GPS signals.

Jul 11, 2021, 17:44 PM IST

'Sun's halo’ witnessed in Hyderabad, see stunning photos of rare event

Hyderabad witnesses rare '22 degree Sun's halo’ phenomenon on Wednesday morning. The rare optical and atmospheric phenomenon takes place due to the dispersion of light and is called ‘22 degree circular halo' as a ring with an apparent radius of approximately 22° around the Sun or Moon. People took to social media to report the marvellous event as the ‘halo’ appeared around the sun.

Jun 02, 2021, 17:59 PM IST

Hyderabad witnesses rare '22 degree Sun's halo’ phenomenon, here's what it means

The rare optical and atmospheric phenomenon takes place due to the dispersion of light is called ‘22 degree circular halo' as a ring with an apparent radius of approximately 22° around the Sun or Moon. 

Jun 02, 2021, 17:14 PM IST

NASA approves 2 missions to explore Sun, Earth's aurora

NASA has approved two missions to explore the Sun and the system that drives space weather near Earth.

Dec 30, 2020, 15:18 PM IST

Folk singer Maithili Thakur sings on auspicious Chhath festival

On the auspicious Chhath festival, lets hear some folk songs in the beautiful voice of Maithili Thakur.

Nov 20, 2020, 14:16 PM IST

Arvind Kejriwal asked opposition to co-operate on Chhath

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal asked opposition to co-operate on Chhath and politicize the matter.

Nov 18, 2020, 17:44 PM IST

Delhi High Court upholds State Government order prohibiting Chhath Pooja at public places

Delhi High Court refused to interfere with Delhi Government's order prohibiting Chhath Pooja at public places.

Nov 18, 2020, 14:16 PM IST

This is how Chhath Puja is celebrated in Corona times

In Corona times, Chhath Puja is celebrated with a bit of carefulness.

Nov 18, 2020, 14:06 PM IST

Map reconstructing solar magnetic field from 1915 to 1965 can help predict Sun’s future

The map will also help study with a precision polar reversal, a unique feature of the Sun, which occurs every 11 years and shows a distinct pattern that repeats over time.

Oct 06, 2020, 19:59 PM IST

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