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Mercury to make rare transit across the Sun today: How to watch it safely!

Mercury will begin its transit at 7:12 am EST (4:42 pm, India time) today and take about 7.5 hours to fully cross the face of the sun.

May 09, 2016, 08:52 AM IST

Black hole 660 million times as massive as Sun

Elliptical galaxies are known to contain massive central black holes.

May 06, 2016, 10:39 AM IST

Mercury transit on May 9, 2016: NASA explains it all in new video – Watch!

A new video from NASA explains in detail about the rare celestial event.

May 06, 2016, 10:18 AM IST

Nearby star gives fascinating insight into Sun's evolution

Have you ever wondered about the Sun's activities regarding its evolution some billions of years ago?

May 05, 2016, 16:29 PM IST

Transit of Mercury, May 9, 2016: Where, when and how to watch in India!

A transit occurs when one astronomical body appears to move across the face of another as seen from Earth or from a spacecraft. 

May 03, 2016, 12:47 PM IST

Watch - Spectacular 4K HD view of solar flare captured by NASA's SDO!

The spectacular video was captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) on April 17, 2016 when an active region on the sun’s right side released a mid-level solar flare.

May 02, 2016, 11:24 AM IST

Huge sunspot as seen from NASA's SDO – See pic!

Sunspot regions are areas of intense magnetism so that plasma is being pulled along magnetic field lines between areas of opposite polarity. 

Apr 25, 2016, 15:54 PM IST

NASA missions decode intense solar flares from 2 spots in space!

A "current sheet" is a very fast and flat flow of electrically-charged material, defined in part by its extreme thinness compared to its length and width.

Apr 20, 2016, 12:13 PM IST

Images of mid-level solar flare captured by NASA's SDO! - See pic

For those who are unaware, solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation. 

Apr 19, 2016, 14:07 PM IST

Baby version of Earth on its way?

As per a recent study, a nearby Sun-like star may have its own planet in an Earth-like orbit someday.

Apr 01, 2016, 16:04 PM IST

Sun may produce devastating 'superflares': Study

The research was published in the journal Nature Communications.

Mar 27, 2016, 17:10 PM IST

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