The Sun

tech-science

Scientists Built a Tiny Version of the Sun in Wisconsin

What we can learn about our star by using the 'Big Red Ball.'
Becky Ferreira
7.29.19
solar storms

Weekend Solar Storm May Create Auroras As Far South As Vancouver and NYC

The Sun is getting grumpy again after years of relative peace.
Becky Ferreira
3.22.19
star systems

Astronomers Peer at a Young Star System That Is Strikingly Similar to Our Own

DM Tau has its own asteroid belt, and may be developing its own versions of Earth and Neptune, too.
Becky Ferreira
3.14.19
Motherboard

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
Motherboard

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
Comics!

'Smoke Alarm,' Today's Comic by Seo Kim

In an attempt to wake a sleeping girl, the sun takes things too far.
Seo Kim
9.20.18
the eclipse

Trump Stares into the Sun as Aide Screams 'Don't Look!'

Of course.
Eve Peyser
8.21.17
Health

Idiots Have Been Using Coke as Tanning Lotion for at Least a Decade

While talk of the "trend" is resurfacing, this not-so-wise practice is actually nothing new.
Jelisa Castrodale
6.21.17
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
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