Sun

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

NASA celebrates 20 years of SOHO in space with stunning video – Watch

SOHO also found an unexpected role as the greatest comet hunter of all time - reaching 3,000 comet discoveries in September 2015.

Dec 01, 2015, 23:23 PM IST

NASA finding bolsters Indian theory on black hole

Mitra, a distinguished alumnus of Mumbai University, said NASA's observation of giant X-ray flares from black hole can be most naturally explained by this MECO paradigm.

Nov 24, 2015, 15:22 PM IST

First image of planet in making captured

LkCa15 is a young star with a transition disk around it, a cosmic whirling dervish, a birthplace for planets.

Nov 23, 2015, 15:24 PM IST

This `magnetic powerhouse` star is too stormy for alien life

The star's extraordinary magnetic field is potentially associated with a constant flurry of solar-flare-like eruptions.

Nov 20, 2015, 10:27 AM IST

Watch: NASA's SDO captures swirling magnetic loops on the sun!

This video was taken by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory on November 11-12, 2015. 

Nov 19, 2015, 20:47 PM IST

Chhath ends with offering of 'argaya' to rising sun

Lakhs of devotees thronged the banks of Ganga early in the morning to offer 'argaya' to the rising Sun god.

Nov 18, 2015, 12:57 PM IST

Lasers can make materials hotter than Sun

Lasers could heat materials to temperatures hotter than the centre of the Sun in only 20 quadrillionths of a second, according to a new research.

Nov 15, 2015, 14:27 PM IST

Lounge in the sun to be `hearty`

The best way to determine one's vitamin D level is by getting a blood test.

Nov 15, 2015, 11:39 AM IST

Watch: NASA's SDO sees active region outbursts on the sun!

 Th close-up video was taken from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) from Nov. 3-5, 2015.  

Nov 11, 2015, 12:21 PM IST