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Pandora Mission Would Expand NASA’s Capabilities in Probing Alien Worlds

In the quest for habitable planets beyond our own, NASA is studying a mission concept called Pandora, which could eventually help decode the atmospheric...

Fast-moving gas flowing away from young star’s asteroid belt may be...

A unique stage of planetary system evolution has been imaged by astronomers, showing fast-moving carbon monoxide gas flowing away from a star system over...

Field geology at Mars’ equator points to ancient megaflood

Floods of unimaginable magnitude once washed through Gale Crater on Mars’ equator around 4 billion years ago – a finding that hints at the...

Researchers shed new light on solar flares

Solar flares are explosions on the surface of the Sun that release an enormous amount of energy, equivalent to a trillion 'Little Boy' atomic...

4000th Comet Discovered by ESA & NASA Solar Observatory

On June 15, 2020, a citizen scientist spotted a never-before-seen comet in data from the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, or SOHO — the 4000th...

New ‘sun clock’ quantifies extreme space weather switch on/off

200 years of sunspot observations used by University of Warwick researchers to create ‘sun clock’ Sun clock pinpoints times of sharp switch on...

Hot stars are plagued by giant magnetic spots

Astronomers using European Southern Observatory (ESO) telescopes have discovered giant spots on the surface of extremely hot stars hidden in stellar clusters. Not only...

New Sunspots Potentially Herald Increased Solar Activity

On May 29, 2020, a family of sunspots — dark spots that freckle the face of the Sun, representing areas of complex magnetic fields...

NASA’s TESS Enables Breakthrough Study of Perplexing Stellar Pulsations

Astronomers have detected elusive pulsation patterns in dozens of young, rapidly rotating stars thanks to data from NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS). The...

New data explains how Pluto’s haze is formed from the faint...

When the New Horizons spacecraft passed by Pluto in 2015, one of the many fascinating features its images revealed was that this small, frigid...

The largest black holes ever found, with over 18 billion times...

Black holes aren't stationary in space; in fact, they can be quite active in their movements. But because they are completely dark and can't...

Hubble Marks 30 Years in Space With Tapestry of Blazing Starbirth

NASA is celebrating the Hubble Space Telescope's 30 years of unlocking the beauty and mystery of space by unveiling a stunning new portrait of...

EXPRES looks to the skies of a scorching, distant planet

Yale technology is giving astronomers a closer look at the atmosphere of a distant planet where it’s so hot the air contains vaporized metals. The...

New satellite to continue 40 years of solar measurements

Researchers at CU Boulder are playing a major role in the next phase of a more than four decades-long campaign to take the temperature...

LIGO and Virgo detectors catch first gravitational wave from binary black...

The expectations of the gravitational-wave research community have been fulfilled: gravitational-wave discoveries are now part of their daily work as they have identified in...

Exoplanet Apparently Disappears in Latest Hubble Observations

Now you see it, now you don't. What astronomers thought was a planet beyond our solar system has now seemingly vanished from sight. Though...

A ‘bucket full of photons’ may yield clues about the Sun’s...

The first images from the National Science Foundation’s 4-meter Inouye Solar Telescope, released in late January, revealed the Sun in jaw-dropping detail. The telescope’s...

Applying mathematics to accelerate predictions for capturing fusion energy

A key issue for scientists seeking to bring the fusion that powers the sun and stars to Earth is forecasting the performance of the...

New images reveal fine threads of million-degree plasma woven throughout the...

Newly released images of the Sun have revealed that its outer layer is filled with previously unseen, incredibly fine magnetic threads filled with extremely...

NASA Selects Mission to Study Causes of Giant Solar Particle Storms

NASA has selected a new mission to study how the Sun generates and releases giant space weather storms - known as solar particle storms...

Mercury’s 400°C heat may help it make its own ice

It is already hard to believe that there is ice on Mercury, where daytime temperatures reach 400 degrees Celsius, or 750 degrees Fahrenheit. Now...

Chemists have observed how plants protect themselves from sun damage

Chemists have observed how plants protect themselves from sun damage, For plants, sunlight can be a double edged sword. They need it to drive...

An unusual ultra massive white dwarf with bizarre carbon rich atmosphere

An unusual ultra massive white dwarf with bizarre carbon rich atmosphere, A massive white dwarf with a strange atmosphere rich in carbon could be...

Low energy solar particles beyond Earth and found near the sun

Low energy solar particles beyond Earth and found near the sun, Using data from NASA's Parker Solar Probe (PSP), a team led by the...

The latest solar telescope provides the first images of the sun’s...

The latest solar telescope provides the first images of the sun's surface, Scientists have just published the first images of the sun's surface and...

A new NASA mission will take first peek at the poles...

A new NASA mission will take first peek at the poles of the sun, A new spaceship traveled to the sun to take the...

Scientists measure the energy of solar flare’s in the first few...

Scientists measure the energy of solar flare's in the first few minutes, The strong collision of magnetic energy creates a series of powerful solar...

The stripped helium star solves a mystery of massive black hole

The stripped helium star solves a mystery of massive black hole, Stellar Black holes appear when large stars lose their lives in dramatic destruction....

Discover the physics of the sun with the Parker solar probe

Nasa researchers Discover the physics of the sun with the Parker solar probe, For almost a year and a half, Parker Solar Probe has...

NASA’s parker sheds new light on the sun

NASA's Parker Solar Probe launched to space, soon becoming the closest-ever spacecraft to the Sun. the parker sheds new light on the sun, With...

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