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The sun is the star at the center of our solar system.
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This morning (May 29), our star fired off its strongest flare since October 2017, an eruption spotted by NASA's sun-watching Solar Dynamics Observatory.
NASA's sun-grazing spacecraft is gathering the most data ever on its upcoming skim past our star, with instruments turned on for nearly two months.
In January 2020, Space.com had the chance to get up close and personal with the Daniel K. Inoye Solar Telescope, the world’s largest solar telescope.
The sun offers plenty of brainteasers: Right now, for instance, it's sporting magnetic knots formed by two different cycles — simultaneously.
Thank your lucky stars that the sun is pretty weird, as scientists have learned by comparing its activity with that of similar stars.
Want to build the largest radio telescope to fly in space to date? Here's an easier technique: Design six tiny satellites to fly in formation and work together.
It's an image of the sun like nothing anyone has ever seen: glowing, golden kernels divided by dark latticework, like a stained-glass window forged by astrophysics.
The European Space Agency's Solar Orbiter has sent back its first measurements from space, confirming the successful deployment of the boom that carries many of its sun-gazing instruments.
This week, NASA is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Solar Dynamics Observatory, a sensitive spacecraft that has shown the world never-before-seen imagery of the sun.
Solar super-storms capable of damaging electric grids and satellite networks may be much more common than previously thought, a study of Earth's oldest geomagnetic index suggests.
Here's a look at what's next for the European Space Agency's Solar Orbiter as it begins its long trek to the sun.
Take a look at Solar Orbiter, a spacecraft launched Feb. 9, 2020, on a mission to observe the sun in incredible, scorching detail.
Solar Orbiter's observations will help scientists better understand what drives the sun's activity cycle.
When Solar Orbiter launches (currently scheduled for Feb. 10), its protection from the sun will come from a very special "sandwich": its heat shield.
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