The Sun

asteroids

Scientists Discover the Closest Known Asteroid to the Sun

It's one of 19 asteroids that have been detected within Earth's orbit.
Becky Ferreira
2.8.19
auroras

Scientists Solve the Mystery of Why the Northern and Southern Lights Don't Match

A leading explanation for the different patterns seen in Earth’s northern and southern auroras has been ruled out.
Becky Ferreira
1.29.19
Interstellar

Voyager 2 Joins Its Twin in Interstellar Space

The probe crossed the heliopause, the boundary between the heliosphere and the interstellar medium, on November 5.
Becky Ferreira
12.10.18
Space

This Is What the Sun’s North Pole Looks Like

The Sun's poles remain mysterious, but scientists are poring over past imaging data to construct artificial images of what they look like.
Jordan Pearson
12.3.18
The Sun

Humanity Just Flew Closer to the Sun Than Ever Before

On Monday, NASA’s Parker Solar Probe passed within 26.55 million miles, breaking a record that has stood for 42 years.
Becky Ferreira
10.30.18
Space

Into the Guts of the Universe's Most Perfect Known Sphere

A new observational method offers a look inside the guts of a star, with surprising results.
Michael Byrne
11.16.16
nasa

How to Get an Intergalactic Sun Tan Without Leaving Earth

Ten trillionths of your sun tan is the result of photons made by distant stars and supermassive black holes.
Daniel Oberhaus
8.13.16
nasa

NASA’s Advanced Solar Observatory Captured Mercury’s Transit for the First Time

Forget Instagram: The Solar Dynamics Observatory has all the best camera filters.
Becky Ferreira
5.10.16
Space

We Talked to Bill Nye About the Solar Sail He’s Sending to Space

The former Science Guy believes LightSail 2 could lead to better space travel, debris cleanup, and solar weather monitoring.
Bryson Masse
3.1.16
Features

Is the Solar Cycle Stoking ISIS?

Geomagnetic storms have lots of effects. Is mass murder one of them?
Daniel Oberhaus
2.17.16
video

NASA Built a Psychedelic Computer Model of the Sun’s Magnetic Fields

Studying these magnetic fields is crucial for protecting us from solar storms.
Rachel Pick
2.4.16
Space

The Small Agency Trying to Prevent Catastrophic Solar Storms

FOIA'ed documents reveal the US Geological Survey fighting for a budget increase.
Rachel Pick
11.23.15
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