Astronomers discover cold brown dwarf near our solar system

A brown dwarf, which is a little more than 100 light years away from the Sun was discovered by astronomers with the help of a new citizen-science tool.

Jun 03, 2017, 19:55 PM IST

NASA's spacecraft 'Solar Probe Plus' will aim straight for Sun in 2018!

The US space agency said, the mission aims to brush by the sun, coming closer than any spacecraft in history to its scorching heat and radiation in order to reveal how stars are made.

May 31, 2017, 23:42 PM IST

NASA's announcement on 1st mission 'to touch the Sun' today: What you should know about the Solar Probe Plus

At 11 a.m. EDT Wednesday, May 31, NASA will make an announcement about the agency’s first mission to fly directly into our Sun’s atmosphere.

May 31, 2017, 16:10 PM IST

NASA's first ever mission to 'touch the Sun': US space agency to make big announcement this week

NASA will reveal details about its new mission at an event at 11 a.m. EDT Wednesday, May 31. The event will air live on NASA Television and the agency’s website.

May 29, 2017, 14:38 PM IST

NASA's SDO catches the moon crossing the sun in a partial lunar eclipse!

Another lunar transit will occur later this summer on August 21, wherein the moon will only barely hide part of the sun.

May 27, 2017, 11:08 AM IST

Revealed - Secret behind stealthy solar storms

Dubbed 'stealth CMEs', these storms seem to come from nowhere, according to the scientists.

May 09, 2017, 10:53 AM IST

Sounding rocket that will capture 1500 images of the Sun launching today, announces NASA!

RAISE images are used to create a data product called a spectrogram, which separates light from the Sun into all its different wavelength components.

May 05, 2017, 15:49 PM IST

Scientists find solar system 2.0 just 10 light-years away!

Researchers said, the solar system is a prime location to research how planets form around stars like our Sun.

May 03, 2017, 18:08 PM IST

NASA scientists discover 'Iceball' planet through microlensing

The new planet is likely far too cold to be habitable for life because its star is so faint.

Apr 26, 2017, 23:13 PM IST

Planetary waves above Earth's surface exist on the Sun too!

For a brief period, from 2011 to 2014, scientists had the unprecedented opportunity to see the Sun's entire atmosphere at once.

Mar 28, 2017, 20:59 PM IST

NASA plans to launch magnetic shield into space to make Mars habitable

In a presentation at the Planetary Science Vision 2050 Workshop in Washington, DC last week, NASA scientists suggested that launching a giant magnetic shield into space between Mars and the Sun could help the Red Planet restore its atmosphere and make it suitable for humans to colonise in the future.

Mar 06, 2017, 14:44 PM IST

Trip around the Sun may alter production of one form of water in comet

Astronomers from NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, observed the Oort cloud comet C/2014 Q2 when it passed near Earth in early 2015. 

Mar 01, 2017, 12:17 PM IST

Solar Probe Plus: NASA to send first robotic spacecraft to Sun next year

By 2018, NASA says it may send its first robotic spacecraft to the Sun that is slated to get within six million kilometres of the blazing star to probe its atmosphere.

Feb 27, 2017, 16:51 PM IST

Watch 2017's only breathtaking 'ring of fire' solar eclipse today – This is how you can gaze at the spectacle

The annular solar eclipse, also known as 'ring of fire' eclipse, does not occur all too often, but when it happens it surely captivates the hearts of those who look up at the night sky.

Feb 26, 2017, 12:52 PM IST

Mark the date – Watch this year's only breathtaking 'ring of fire' solar eclipse on February 26

The eclipse - during which the Sun will all but disappear as the Moon crosses its path --will be most visible in a 100-kilometre (62-mile) band cutting through Chile, Argentina, Angola, Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Feb 24, 2017, 13:01 PM IST

NASA's Fermi detects gamma rays from solar eruptions located on far side of the sun - Watch

Fermi is seeing gamma rays from the side of the sun we're facing, but the emission is produced by streams of particles blasted out of solar flares on the far side of the sun.

Jan 31, 2017, 09:50 AM IST

NASA's SDO spots churning solar prominence above Sun's surface - Watch

A solar prominence (also known as a filament when viewed against the solar disk) is a large, bright feature extending outward from the Sun's surface.

Jan 30, 2017, 10:57 AM IST

Spotted - Dark, contorted sunspot nearly twice the diameter of Earth (See pic)

Researchers including those from European Southern Observatory (ESO), produced the images as a demonstration of ALMA’s ability to study solar activity at longer wavelengths of light than are typically available to solar observatories on Earth.

Jan 23, 2017, 11:33 AM IST

Ants use sun, memories for 'backward' walk home

Ants, which are famed for their highly developed work ethic, use the sun and memories of their surroundings to find the way home when they walk backward dragging a heavy load, scientists have found.

Jan 22, 2017, 20:32 PM IST

NASA's SDO captures Sun's beautiful magnetic arcs - Watch

NASA says magnetic arcs of plasma that spiraled above two active regions held their shape fairly well over 18 hours on January 11-12, 2017. 

Jan 16, 2017, 11:13 AM IST