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  • NASA space telescope records solar blast

    The coronal mass ejection observed by the SOHO satellite's LASCO C2 camera. Credit: NASA/ESA

    I took a break from the newsdesk at Skymania Towers yesterday to photograph the giant sunspot that had...

     
  • New German scope will study the Sun

    New German scope will study the Sun

    A host of space telescopes and satellites have been launched to study the Sun in recent years, as I described...

     
  • Solar Orbiter will close in on the Sun

    An artist's impression of Solar Orbiter studying the Sun. Credit: Astrium

    European space giant Astrium has won a 300 million euro contract to build a new probe that will give...

     
  • Star cluster ruled out as Sun’s source

    The star cluster M67. Credit: University of Massachusetts/CalTech/NASA

    Astronomers have long wanted to pinpoint the location within our Galaxy where the Solar System was formed....

     
  • NASA sees comet crash into Sun

    NASA sees comet crash into Sun

    NASA has released video images of a comet making a spectacular suicide dive into the Sun earlier this...

     
  • The Sun – furnace of the solar system

    The Sun – furnace of the solar system

    Most people think of astronomy as a night-time pursuit but one of the most impressive objects in the...

     
  • What is an eclipse of the Sun?

    What is an eclipse of the Sun?

    Eclipses come in two flavours – eclipses of the Sun and eclipses of the Moon. Both occur when...

     
  • Slowdown by Sun puzzles astronomers

    Slowdown by Sun puzzles astronomers

    A puzzling slowdown by the Sun is leading some to wonder whether the world might be heading for a new...

     
  • Sun is seen in a whole new light

    Sun is seen in a whole new light

    Superbowl Sunday became Superball Sun day when NASA released astonishing 3D images of our home star as...

     
  • Double blast on Sun aimed at Earth

    Double blast on Sun aimed at Earth

    UPDATE, August 4: Auroral displays have been seen overnight across Europe and the northern USA as predicted....

     
  • Sun’s threat to power grids

    Sun’s threat to power grids

    Power grids could be devastated by a storm on the sun, astronomers warned today. Scientists have built...

     
  • Comet’s death dive into the Sun

    Comet’s death dive into the Sun

    A space telescope has caught a giant comet’s extraordinary final hours as it made a dive of death...