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Death Star
Death Star

When It Dies, Our Sun Will Probably Look Like This Glowing, Gassy Cloud

Astronomers have debated the problem of planetary nebulae, in regards to our own sun, for a quarter-decade.
Samantha Cole
5.7.18
Sun Flares
Sun Flares

Scientists Isolate the Mechanism Behind the Sun’s Most Mysterious Flares

As our civilization increasingly depends on electronic infrastructure, we need to brace for the impacts of space weather.
Becky Ferreira
2.7.18
space weather
space weather

Canada Will Study How Solar Storms Threaten Our Energy Grid

“Our technology is getting more advanced, so we’re more susceptible to space weather.”
Kate Lunau
9.6.17
wandering stars
wandering stars

In 1.3 Million Years, the Solar System Will Briefly Contain Two Stars

It won’t be the first time the Sun has had its personal space invaded.
Becky Ferreira
8.31.17
the final countdown
the final countdown

Astronomers Snap the Most Detailed Image of an Alien Star Yet

Life comes at you fast when you are a red supergiant star.
Becky Ferreira
8.24.17
postcards from the totality
postcards from the totality

I Spoke to Eclipse Enthusiasts Who Road Tripped to the Path of Totality

"It’s just the idea of seeing something that primal."
Caroline Haskins
8.21.17
total eclipse 2017
total eclipse 2017

How to Make a Pair of DIY Glasses to View the Solar Eclipse

And not burn out your eyeballs.
Jacob Dubé
8.16.17
Path of Totality
Path of Totality

Inside the Thriving Subculture of Eclipse Chasers

“The experience is just so powerful that it becomes a major driving force in our lives.”
Becky Ferreira
8.7.17
Lost Worlds
Lost Worlds

‘Rogue Planets’ Are Roaming Our Galaxy

And astronomers have found an ingenious way to spot them.
Becky Ferreira
7.24.17
heliophysics
heliophysics

NASA Record-Breaking Sun-Surfing Mission, Explained in Gifs

The Parker Solar Probe will travel faster than any human-made object, and will travel closer to the Sun than ever before.
Becky Ferreira
6.15.17
programming
programming

Know Your Language: Java Still Matters (Part Two)

Big Data offers Java a rebirth in functional programming and distributed computing.
Michael Byrne
5.28.17
white dwarf
white dwarf

Corpses of Dead Stars Will Be ‘Humanity’s Last Refuge’ in a Dying Universe

Where do you see yourself in a trillion years?
Becky Ferreira
5.4.17