NASA revealed what their new Parker Solar Probe is for. The mission is designed to study space weather and answer mysteries shrouding the center of the solar system.
Scientists revealed that the outer five percent of the Sun's layer is spinning slower than the rest of the mass.
The solar corona is as hot as 1-3 million degrees, while the surface is a mere 6000°C.
The event, according to Science Alert is one of the most powerful geomagnetic storms in recent history.
A new NASA CubeSat has launched into space and has begun studying a particular class of X-ray light unexplored by scientists.
On March 17, 2015, a shockwave caused by the driving force of a coronal mass ejection from the Sun struck the Earth’s magnetic field and triggered a geomagnetic storm. NASA’s Van Allen Probes have fortunately captured the effects of the storm on the radiation belts.
New study suggests that superflares coming from more violent younger sun may served as the catalyst for the warming up of Earth and development of the earliest signs of life four billion years ago.
NASA has released a stunning 4k video of a flare bursting from the sun that occurred at at 8:29 pm EDT on April 17, 2016.
It's a bit belated, but happy Cinco de Mayo! While citizens in Mexico and the US alike were celebrating Mexico's unlikely victory against French forces in 1862 by throwing parades, singing songs, and enjoying A LOT of tequila, the Sun was having its own kind of celebration. According to NASA, the Sun launched an impressive solar flare on May 5.
NASA's Solar Dynamic Observatory (SDO) snapped its 100 millionth image of the Sun since it launched into orbit back in 2010. Now, to commemorate this milestone, a pair of NASA's top scientists involved in the mission selected some of their most favorite images. We've selected the best of those best to share with you.
Despite the "Silent Night" being a mere two days away, on Christmas Eve, all is not calm in space. Our Sun appears to be breaking out its own last-minute holiday lights for the season, erupting in a massive set of solar activity that began just last Friday.
Just last weekend, NASA's Solar Dynamic Observatory (SDO) noticed the largest sunspot seen in decades forming a blemish on our closest star, and now it has erupted in six substantial flares, according to recent reports.
NASA's Swift satellite recently observed one of the most intense and longest-lasting sequences of stellar flares ever seen coming from a red dwarf star. Experts are even reporting that the series of eruptions were up to 10,000 times more powerful than the strongest of our Sun's recorded solar flares.
We may be due for the consequences of an intense solar storm passing over the Earth tomorrow after what NASA is calling a "significant" solar flare burst from the Sun yesterday afternoon.
Last year, sun-watching spacecraft spotted a series of unusually slow eruptions on the surface of the Sun that the space agency has described as almost "reluctant." Now researchers have determined some of the factors that can cause such a slow eruption to occur.