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Gang of monster stars that outshines our Sun unveiled

Using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, an international team of scientists has identified nine monster stars, which are bigger and brighter than our Sun.

Mar 18, 2016, 13:35 PM IST

China makes breakthrough in 'man-made sun' research

 An artificial sun experiment developed by Hefei Institute of Physical Science of the Chinese Academy of Science, has successfully realised UHT long pulse plasma discharge at a temperature of more than 50 million degrees.

Mar 17, 2016, 13:53 PM IST

See pic: NASA illustrates mesmerizing behaviour of the sun's magnetic fields!

This time, the US space agency has once again managed to get us hooked on to the fiery star after it released an image depicting the sun's magnetic fields.

Mar 16, 2016, 11:11 AM IST

Avoid the sun to look young

This gene was also more active in women who said they loved the sun and in those who looked older.

Mar 07, 2016, 09:09 AM IST

Spring eclipse season: Earth blocks part of SDO’s solar view – See why

These seasons - a time when Earth blocks SDO's view of the sun for a period of time each day - last around three weeks.

 

Mar 07, 2016, 05:13 AM IST

Total solar eclipse: Don't forget to watch the sky next week!

A total solar eclipse occurs when the moon moves between the earth and the sun.

Mar 01, 2016, 17:47 PM IST

How 'burning' asteroids dispatch shooting stars to Earth

This study suggests that the parent objects were completely destroyed when they came too close to the Sun - leaving behind streams of meteors but no parent NEOs.

Feb 18, 2016, 12:11 PM IST

Watch: NASA's SDO captures unraveling solar prominence in new video

As seen in this video, an elongated solar prominence rose up above the sun’s surface and slowly unraveled on February 3.

Feb 18, 2016, 09:11 AM IST

Visualizations of March 8 total solar eclipse- Watch

A solar eclipse occurs when the moon's shadow falls on Earth.

Feb 16, 2016, 10:08 AM IST

Watch: Time-lapse video shows one year of sun's activity in six minutes!

The ultra-high definition video, featuring one entire year of the activity on the sun - from January1, 2015 to January 28, 2016, was released to mark the SDO's sixth year in space.

Feb 13, 2016, 19:48 PM IST

Watch: NASA's incredible video of magnetic Sun in action

The sun is made of plasma, a gas-like state of matter in which electrons and ions have separated, creating a super-hot mix of charged particles.

Feb 01, 2016, 13:43 PM IST

Footballfield-sized balloon studying solar flares over Antarctica

New York, Jan 20 (IANS) Over the clear and calm skies over Antarctica, a large, helium-filled and footballfield-sized scientific balloon has started studying high-energy radiation released by solar

Jan 20, 2016, 19:20 PM IST

'Seeing' where energy goes can make n-fusion possible

A new technology that “sees” where energy goes may bring scientists closer to realising nuclear fusion - a process that powers the Sun and other stars and has the potential to supply the world with limitless, clean energy.

Jan 18, 2016, 13:40 PM IST

Second largest black hole detected in Milky Way

Astronomers have detected signs of an invisible black hole with a mass 100 thousand times that of the Sun around the centre of the Milky Way. The team assumes that this possible "intermediate mass" black hole is a key to understanding the birth of the supermassive black holes located in the centres of galaxies.

Jan 17, 2016, 12:57 PM IST

Sun exposure impacts weight-loss surgery results

Seasonal sun exposure plays a substantial role in how well people do after weight loss surgery.

Dec 23, 2015, 13:55 PM IST

Black holes could grow as large as 50 billion Suns: Study

The only way it could get larger is if a star happened to fall straight in or another black hole merged with it.

Dec 20, 2015, 16:31 PM IST

Check out: Some fun facts about Neptune!

Neptune is the most dense among the giants planets of the Solar System.

Dec 16, 2015, 11:14 AM IST

German physicists see landmark in nuclear fusion quest

Scientists in Germany said today they had reached a milestone in a quest to derive energy from nuclear fusion, billed as a potentially limitless, safe and cheap source.

Dec 10, 2015, 23:56 PM IST

Dark matter nursery and its monstrous baby galaxies found

A nest of monstrous baby galaxies, 11.5 billion light-years away could help answer questions about how the known universe formed.

Dec 05, 2015, 09:02 AM IST

Massive solar flares possible, can create havoc on Earth

The Sun has the potential to release solar flares 1,000 times greater than previously recorded, which can rattle the Earth's communications and energy systems, said researchers.

Dec 03, 2015, 11:55 AM IST