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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

NASA shares image of International Space Station making solar transit!

The US space agency NASA has released a composite picture of the International Space Station (ISS) make a transit across the Sun.

Dec 20, 2016, 23:16 PM IST

NASA's SDO sees Sun producing swirling activity on both its sides (Watch)

The sun produced swirling prominence activity of both its side, one after the other, over two days (December 7-8, 2016).

Dec 16, 2016, 13:55 PM IST

New planetary system with a host star similar to Earth's Sun

The study that was published in the journal "Astronomy and Astrophysics" suggest that this new discovery can provide clues to researchers about how planetary systems evolve over time.

Dec 16, 2016, 12:37 PM IST

NASA's Cassini spacecraft captures breathtaking view of Saturn's F ring and its moon 'Prometheus'

NASA has released a beautiful image of Saturn's faint ring and its moon Prometheus.

Nov 21, 2016, 23:19 PM IST

Stressed out all the time? Get some sunshine to improve your mental well-being!

As per a new study, saking up some sun may help improve your mental and emotional well-being.

Nov 05, 2016, 14:55 PM IST

NASA begins preparations for Halloween, gives the sun a jack-o'-lantern makeover! - See pic

In the typical NASA way, the American space agency shared an image of a solar jack-o'-lantern!

Oct 26, 2016, 21:08 PM IST

Planet Nine responsible for curious tilt of the sun, says study!

Planet Nine's angular momentum is having an out-sized impact on the solar system based on its location and size.

Oct 20, 2016, 21:08 PM IST

NASA's MinXSS CubeSat brings new information to study of solar flares! (Watch video)

As per NASA, the Miniature X-Ray Solar Spectrometer, or MinXSS, CubeSat began science operations on June 9, 2016, collecting data on soft X-rays.

Oct 11, 2016, 10:44 AM IST

Hubble sees colorful ‘last hurrah’ of a sun-like star! (See pic)

The image shows the colorful "last hurrah" of NGC 2440, which lies about 4,000 light-years from Earth in the direction of the constellation Puppis.

Sep 24, 2016, 03:07 AM IST