Water From The Sun Has Been Found on The Moon

A new analysis of dust retrieved from the Moon suggests that water bound up in the lunar surface could originate with the Sun.

For the very first time, a spacecraft has "touched" the sun

NASA has sent a spacecraft, the Parker Solar Probe to the outer reaches of the sun’s atmosphere – the corona – where it spent five hours. This is the first time a spacecraft has come so close to the sun. 

Total solar eclipse plunges Antarctica into darkness

Totality was visible only in Antarctica on early Saturday, experienced by a small number of scientists experts and adventure tourists.

Parker solar probe becomes fastest object ever built

Nothing built by human hands has ever traveled faster than NASA's Parker Solar Probe. In late April, it smashed two wild space records. It was clocked at over 531,000 km/hour as it zipped through the sun's outer atmosphere.

The Solar System has a second plane

Almost all the objects orbiting the sun live in a particular plane. But a recent analysis of long-period comets reveals a second plane and it may be populated with comets.

Solar Cycle 25 has arrived. Here's what to expect

The sun goes through a regular 11-year cycle, swinging between periods of dormancy and periods of activity. Scientists have just announced that the sun will be ramping up in activity over the next few years.

Europe's largest Solar Telescope GREGOR

GREGOR, the largest solar telescope in Europe, has obtained unprecedented images of the fine-structure of the Sun. Now, the Sun can be observed at a higher resolution than before from Europe.

The Solar Orbiter On Its Journey to the Sun

The Solar Orbiter project, a collaboration between the European Space Agency and NASA, has begun a critical new stage of the mission after the probe's first close encounter with the Sun.

The Intense Heat from the Sun Helps Ice Form on Mercury

The planet’s extreme daytime heat combined with the super-cold (minus 200-degree Celsius) temperatures in the permanently shadowed craters might be acting like an “ice-making chemistry lab.”

The European Space Agency’s Solar Orbiter launched

A NASA-supplied Atlas 5 rocket launched the European Space Agency’s Solar Orbiter spacecraft 9 February, kicking off an innovative mission to study the Sun in unprecedented detail, complementing close-in observations by NASA’s Parker Solar Probe.

The Highest Resolution Image Ever Taken of the Sun

The Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST) recently took its first image which reveals an unprecedented level of details. These images provide a close-up view of the turbulent plasma arranged in a pattern of cell-like structures.

A New Kind of Explosion on the Sun

Astronomers spotted a magnetic explosion on the surface of the sun unlike anything they've ever seen before. Although it was initially theorized about 15 years ago, this was their first direct observation of it thanks to NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.

NASA's Parker Solar Probe sheds new light on the sun

Since its 2018 launch, NASA's Parker Solar Probe (record-holder for closest-ever spacecraft to the Sun) has finished three of 24 planned passes through never-before-explored parts of the Sun's atmosphere.

Exotic matter uncovered in the sun's atmosphere

The new research has shed new light on the exotic but poorly understood 'fourth state of matter,' known as plasma, which could hold the key to developing safe, clean and efficient nuclear energy generators on Earth.

Traces of Giant, 2,700-Year-Old Solar Storm Detected in Greenland Ice

An extreme form of solar storm, known as a solar proton event (SPE) struck our planet in 660 BCE. If an event of such magnitude were to happen today, it would likely wreak havoc on our technological infrastructure.