These are the top space stories this week from Space.com.
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The mysterious heating of the sun’s corona might be powered by miniature solar flares dubbed 'campfires,' discovered by the European-US Solar Orbiter mission last year, a new study suggests.
Three years from today, on Monday, April 8, 2024, more than half a billion people across North America have the chance to see another Great American Solar Eclipse.
The Sun is the most important source of energy for sustaining life on Earth, but it gives us a lot more than just light and heat.
When we consider the sun's influence on Earth and our climate, we tend to think about solar radiation.
NASA's Parker Solar Probe spacecraft kicked off the new year with another close approach to the sun on Sunday (Jan. 17) as the sun's activity picks up from a lull when the probe launched.
Scientists have uncovered new details about the mysterious origin of seismic activity on the sun during solar flares.
This year saw a new age of sample-retrieval missions, protests against a telescope, an incredible visit from a dazzling comet and the ''great conjunction'' of Saturn and Jupiter.
The joint U.S.-European Solar Orbiter spacecraft had an appointment with Venus this morning, the first in a series of planetary flybys to hone the probe's orbit on its journey to the sun.
The formation of the solar system is a challenging puzzle for modern astronomy and a terrific tale of extreme forces operating over immense timescales. Let's dig in.
Just two weeks after the sun produced its first medium-size flare of the new solar cycle, scientists offered an update on what the newest sun-studying spacecraft has been up to.
A photo captured by amateur astronomer Alexander Krivenyshev shows two big sunspots on Earth's star.
Get ready to see the Red Planet up close this week: , offering the closest view of the planet until 2035.
Scientists might have zeroed in on the phenomenon that heats the sun's outer atmosphere, or corona, to mind-bogglingly hot temperatures.