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Solar eclipse 2021: the crescent sun – in pictures

From New Jersey to Milton Keynes, skygazers in the northern hemisphere were able to see a partial solar eclipse, witnessing a crescent sun in an eclipsed sunrise in some parts of the worldSolar eclipse 2021: spectacle visible across UK and Ireland Continue reading...
Tags: Space, UK, Science, World news, Ireland, New Jersey, The Sun, The moon, Milton Keynes, Solar eclipses


Solar eclipse 2021: spectacle visible across UK and Ireland

Skygazers – with appropriate eye protection – will be able to see much of sun being obscured from 10.08amA celestial phenomenon is under way, with observers in the UK set to see a crescent sun as viewers in the Arctic enjoy an annular solar eclipse.An annular eclipse occurs when the sun and moon are exactly in line with the Earth, but the apparent size of the moon is smaller than that of the sun. This causes the sun to appear as a very bright ring, or annulus, in a phenomenon known as the “ring...
Tags: Europe, Space, UK, England, Science, Wales, Scotland, Russia, UK News, World news, Earth, Ireland, The Sun, Northern Ireland, Arctic, The moon


Solar eclipse 2021: spectacle to be visible across UK and Ireland

Skygazers – with appropriate eye protection – will be able to see much of sun being obscured from 10.08amViews of a partial solar eclipse will be “somewhat fleeting” across certain parts of the UK due to cloudy skies, forecasters have said.But those in central and south-east England will have clear spells to witness the spectacle, according to the Met Office. On Thursday morning, skygazers will be able to see nearly a third of the sun being blocked out by the moon in what is known as an annular...
Tags: Europe, Space, UK, England, Science, Wales, Scotland, UK News, World news, Ireland, The Sun, Northern Ireland, Met Office, The moon, UK Weather


NASA Funds Interstellar Probe and Space Habitats Made From Fungi

The latest round of NASA funding to boost the development of advanced concepts includes a space-based neutrino detector, an interstellar probe powered by solar sails, and a radio telescope built inside a crater on the far side of the Moon.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, The Sun, Spaceflight, Solar Sail, Spacecraft, Matter, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NIAC Program, Lynn Rothschild, Space Probes, Emerging Technologies, Space Telescopes, NASA Institute for Advanced Concepts, Jason Derleth, Neutrino


Let there be light! Why sunny spring days make us happier and healthier

Warmer days and nature awakening are not the only reasons to be cheerful. Scientists explain exactly why this season makes us feel betterLike prisoners waiting to be released from winter, we on these small islands in the northern hemisphere have been willing spring on for weeks now, watching for signs. The hours of light are growing apace, as the shadows shrink. Chilly daffodils nod at us from municipal flower beds. Are the skies even getting bluer? Our senses are alert in ways we don’t fully un...
Tags: Health, Astronomy, Science, Sleep, Life and style, Society, Mental Health, Health & wellbeing, The Sun, Meteorology, Spring


Two Upcoming NASA Missions Will Study Earth-Threatening Space Weather

Two new missions to explore the Sun and Earth’s auroras could vastly improve our understanding of the complex interactions responsible for potentially dangerous space weather.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, The Sun, Sun, Space Exploration, Space Missions, Heliophysics


Closest ever images of sun reveal it is covered in miniature flares

Solar Orbiter images shot from between Venus and Mercury orbits show ‘campfires’ in coronaThe closest ever images of the sun reveal its surface is speckled with “campfires”, miniature versions of the dramatic solar flares visible from Earth.The observations, beamed back from the Solar Orbiter spacecraft, which is a joint Nasa and European Space Agency (ESA) mission, could help resolve why the sun’s atmosphere is so staggeringly hot compared to the surface – a central paradox in solar physics. Mi...
Tags: Space, Science, Nasa, The Sun, Venus, European Space Agency ESA


Solar Storms Could Confuse Whales and Cause Mass Strandings

Gray whales seem to strand themselves more often during solar storms, according to a new study.Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, The Sun, Whales, Magnetoreception, Sunspots, Solar Storms


The Solar Orbiter Will Launch This Weekend on Its Journey to Peer Into the Sun

On Sunday, the European Space Agency hopes to launch its Solar Orbiter in order to better understand a star we know far too little about: the Sun. The launch is scheduled for 11:03 p.m. ET on February 9 (live stream from NASA TV is embedded below).Read more...
Tags: Hot, Science, Nasa, The Sun, European Space Agency, Parker Solar Probe, Solar Orbiter, Solar Science


Highest-Resolution Solar Telescope Ever Releases Incredible First Images of the Sun

This image is the first high-resolution shot from the 4-meter Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope in Hawai’i. Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Hawaii, The Sun, Telescopes, Thirty Meter Telescope, Daniel K Inouye, Inouye Solar Telescope


Telescope captures most detailed pictures yet of the sun

First observations from Inouye telescope bring previously hazy star into sharp focusThe sun’s turbulent surface has been revealed in unprecedented detail in the first observations by the Inouye solar telescope in Hawaii.The striking images reveal a surprising level of structure hidden within the churning plasma exterior, bringing a previously hazy impression of the sun’s patchwork surface sharply into focus for the first time. Continue reading...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, Technology, Hawaii, The Sun, Inouye


Astronomers discover huge gaseous wave holding Milky Way's newest stars

‘It’s right up in our face’ – close proximity of stellar nursery to our solar system stuns scientists Astronomers have discovered a gigantic, undulating wave of dust and gas where newborn stars are forged over a 50 million billion mile stretch of the Milky Way.The gaseous structure, which holds more mass than 3m suns, runs directly behind our solar system as viewed from the heart of the galaxy, but has eluded observation until now. Continue reading...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, Hawaii, The Sun, European Space Agency


Huge Lava Lamp-Like Blobs Spotted in 40-Year-Old Observations of the Sun

Scientists have found lava lamp-like blobs up to 500 times larger than the Earth in the solar wind, in data from a pair of spacecraft that launched in the 1970s.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Nasa, Earth, The Sun, Parker Solar Probe, Solar Physics


Kazakh Meteorite Reveals Signs of Ancient Solar 'Superflare'

Scientists have found evidence of an ancient solar “superflare” hidden in a meteorite that was first found in Kazakhstan in 1962, according to a new paper.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, The Sun, Meteorites, Asteroids, Kazakhstan, Solar Flares, Cosmochemistry, Protoplanetary Disks, Solar Physics, Ancient Solar System


This Walking Robot Navigates Using the Sun, No GPS Required

Researchers in France are calling their six-legged creation the “AntBot.” This 9-inch robot doesn’t just skitter around like a desert ant, though—it also borrows their unique navigational skills. Read more...
Tags: Science, France, The Sun, Ants, Insects, Crawlies


Ice Cores Could Solve Thousand-Year-Old Cosmic Ray Mystery

New evidence confirms that an influx of cosmic rays struck the entire planet around 994 CE—and it might solve the mystery of the event’s origin.Read more...
Tags: Japan, Science, Physics, The Sun, Antarctica, Cosmic Rays, Ice Cores, Historical Astronomy


Spacecraft Witness Explosion in Earth's Magnetic Field

Magnetic fields around the Earth release strong bursts of energy, accelerating particles and feeding the auroras that glow in the polar skies. On July 11, 2017, four NASA spacecrafts were there to watch one of these explosions happen.Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Earth, Mms, Earth Science, The Sun, Magnetic Fields, Auroras, Magnetic Reconnection


A Powerful Solar Storm Likely Detonated Dozens of U.S. Sea Mines During the Vietnam War

An analysis of recently declassified U.S. military documents confirms suspicions that, during the late stages of the Vietnam War, a powerful solar storm caused dozens of sea mines to explode. It’s a stark reminder of the Sun’s potential to disrupt our technological activities in unexpected ways.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, The Sun, Space Weather, Solar Storms, Geomagnetic Storms, Spontaneous Combustions


Antarctic scientist stabs colleague who kept spoiling the endings of books for him

Russians, obviously. Quality UK newspaper The Sun reports: A SCIENTIST accused of attempted murder in Antarctica stabbed his colleague because “he was fed up with the man telling him the endings of books,” it has been claimed. Scientific engineer Sergey Savitsky, 55, became enraged and stabbed welder Oleg Beloguzov, 52, with a kitchen knife. The victim is recuperating in Chile. The stabber is being held in St. Petersburg. Adds The Sun's Will Stewart: "Reports say the altercation was fueled by ...
Tags: Post, UK, Science, News, Chile, The Sun, Antarctica, Violence, St Petersburg, Heather, Sergey Savitsky, Oleg Beloguzov


Voyager 2 Detects Hints That Interstellar Space Is Nearby

Six years ago, the Voyager 1 spacecraft informed scientists that it had become the first man-made object to enter interstellar space. Now, Voyager 2 has begun to return signs that its own exit from the Solar System could be coming soon. Read more...
Tags: Science, Nasa, The Sun, Voyager 1, Voyager 2, Intersteilar Space, Heliophysics


Parker Solar Probe: last-minute hitch delays flight to the sun

US space agency postpones launch of fastest object ever made on journey to Earth’s nearest starA last-minute technical problem has delayed Nasa’s unprecedented flight to the sun.Saturday’s launch countdown was halted with just one-minute, 55 seconds remaining, keeping the Delta IV (four) rocket at Cape Canaveral, Florida, with the Parker Solar Probe. This followed earlier trouble in the countdown. Continue reading...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, US, Nasa, Earth, The Sun, Cape Canaveral Florida


New Horizons Spacecraft Sees Possible Hydrogen Wall at the End of the Solar System

As it speeds away from the Sun, the New Horizons mission may be approaching a “wall.”Read more...
Tags: Space, Science, The Sun, New Horizons, Voyager 1, Ultima Thule


New Horizons Spacecraft Sees Hydrogen Wall at the End of the Solar System

As it speeds away from the Sun, the New Horizons mission may be approaching a “wall.”Read more...
Tags: Space, Science, The Sun, New Horizons, Voyager 1, Ultima Thule


'Mission to touch the sun': Nasa to launch Parker Solar Probe

On Saturday, the US space agency will launch the fastest object ever made on a journey to our nearest starIn the early hours of Saturday morning Nasa mission controllers plan to light one of the most powerful rockets in the world and send their latest spacecraft thundering off to our nearest star.From its launch pad at Cape Canaveral in Florida, the Parker Solar Probe will blast off on a course that swings past Venus and loops around the sun before diving ever lower into the star’s brutally hot ...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Florida, Science, US, Nasa, The Sun, Venus, Cape Canaveral


NASA's Sun Probe Set to Launch Next Week on Its Journey to Hell

Next week, NASA is scheduled to send human technology closer to a star than ever before. What they learn could change our understanding of, well, the whole galaxy.Read more...
Tags: Space, Science, Nasa, Stars, Physics, The Sun, Parker Solar Probe, Solar Physics


Parker Solar Probe: set the controls for the edge of the sun…

Nasa’s new probe is designed to enter our star’s corona, investigating solar weather and answering the questions we have yet to askSome time during the early hours of 4 August, the Floridian night will be temporarily banished. One of the most powerful rockets in the world, a Delta IV Heavy, will ignite. Its fiery breath with bathe Cape Canaveral in light and thunder.Riding the rocket will be Parker Solar Probe (PSP), on one of the most audacious space missions that has ever been conceived. PSP w...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, Nasa, Physics, The Sun, European Space Agency, Delta Iv Heavy, Cape Canaveral, Parker Solar Probe PSP


How Many Nukes Would It Take to Send the Earth Spiraling Off Into the Sun?

The modern age has brought one of the most nightmarish inventions in all of human history—the atomic bomb. These weapons harness the power of physics, releasing an immense amount of energy from a relatively small amount of mass to generate unfathomable fire, disease, and death. The have the power to end the world as…Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Science, Physics, The Sun, Nuclear Weapons, Nuclear War, Bombs, Giz Asks, The Earth


The Earth Is Farthest From the Sun Today, So Why Is It So Hot?

All-time heat records have been set around the world this week, in North American cities including Denver, Colorado; Burlington, Vermont; and Montreal, Quebec; as well as in cities in Europe and Russia. But here’s something that might confuse you: Today is also aphelion day—the day in Earth’s orbit that it is farthest…Read more...
Tags: Europe, Weather, Astronomy, Space, Science, Climate Change, Russia, Earth, The Sun, Montreal Quebec, Burlington Vermont, Denver Colorado, The Weather


Astronomers find source of stars' mysterious microwaves

For 20 years scientists have wondered what creates the curious streams of radiation in the Milky WayMysterious streams of microwaves that come from far across the galaxy have been traced to immense clouds of spinning diamonds that swirl around newly-born stars.Astronomers have been stumped by the strange waves since they were first spotted more than 20 years ago, but now appear to have solved the puzzle after training US and Australian telescopes on rings of dust that circle stars about 500 ligh...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, US, The Sun


Sun 'will flare into massive planetary nebula when it dies'

In 5 billion years our dying sun will transform into a stunning planetary nebula visible for millions of light years around, scientists sayEnjoy the sun while it lasts: in 5 billion years’ time, our host star will burn out, rip itself apart and turn into a massive glowing ring of interstellar gas and dust, scientists say.Astronomers have long known that the sun will die when it runs out of fuel, but the precise nature of its death throes has been far from clear, even to the most morbid of the fi...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Science, The Sun



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