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Seen against a black background, a long filament extends off the Sun. The Sun is in reds and yellows. The filament is thing and extends off the Sun, against the black background.

NASA Mission to Study Mysteries in the Origin of Solar Radio Waves

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UPDATE: ESA’s Ariane 6 launched from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana, as scheduled at 3:00 p.m. EDT…

Article2 weeks ago
An image of the Sun shows a bright flash in the bottom right side where a solar flare erupts.

How NASA Tracked the Most Intense Solar Storm in Decades

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May 2024 has already proven to be a particularly stormy month for our Sun. During the first full week of…

Article2 months ago
The left image shows thin swirls of bright golden material flowing off the Sun's surface. The outline of a white box is over a speckled area of the surface, in gray and bright gold. On the right, is that area in different wavelengths. The image is purple, black, red, orange, and right yellow. In the highlighted area, the speckles are a very bright yellow with some cooler purple areas.

NASA Observations Find What Helps Heat Roots of ‘Moss’ on Sun

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Did you know the Sun has moss? Due to its resemblance to the earthly plants, scientists have named a small-scale,…

Article3 months ago
Against a black background, the total solar eclipse. It is a black circle surrounded by white, wispy streams of light that flow away from the black circle in every direction.

The April 8 Total Solar Eclipse: Through the Eyes of NASA

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On April 8, 2024, the Moon’s shadow swept across North America, treating millions to a breathtaking view of a total…

Article3 months ago

Scientists Pursue the Total Solar Eclipse with NASA Jet Planes

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The April 8, 2024, total solar eclipse will produce stunning views across North America. While anyone along the eclipse path…

Article4 months ago
A model showing the evolution of the solar corona prediction for April 8, 2024. It shows the solar corona as white light with defined structure encircling a black disk. The structured light ripples and changes throughout the animation, which represents coronal predictions.

Scientists Use NASA Data to Predict Solar Corona Before Eclipse

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Editor’s Note: This story was updated to correctly reference which NASA supercomputer was used. Our Sun, like many stars, is…

Article4 months ago