An instrument onboard India's Aditya-L1 spacecraft captured beautiful images of the sun earlier this week.
Scientists have used solar flares from the sun to determine the physics driving powerful and violent 'superflares' on massive stellar bodies that are up to 10,000 times brighter than our star.
A monstrous dark patch, known as a coronal hole, recently appeared near the sun's equator. The temporary gap enables unusually fast solar wind to race toward Earth.
With the solar cycle set to peak earlier than predicted, the sun's corona should look its spectacular spiky best for April 8's total solar eclipse.
The "archipelago" of dark patches is rapidly unleashing solar storms, and Earth may soon be in the firing line.
Satellites observed a coronal mass ejection on Wednesday (Nov. 15), capturing a bright burst of super-hot plasma that warped the sun's magnetic field.
A sunspot has put on a stunning display of radio waves lasting for over a week that resembles the northern and southern lights — auroral displays that occur over Earth.
New calculations suggest the sun is a few fractions of a percent smaller than previously estimated, and that could change how we study it.
The sun gets super-active in a new timelapse captured from a Portugal dark sky preserve by astrophotographer Miguel Claro.
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