Tag: Solar (The sun)
NASA’s cool, hot, and fast mission to the Sun
How much could we learn from NASA’s next mission? This summer a probe will travel closer to the Sun than any other spacecraft in history. Scientists hope it will unlock many solar secrets.
Black holes, big bangs: 100 years of relativity
Exactly 100 years ago, Albert Einstein gave a lecture which changed how we think about the universe forever. It was an extraordinary moment. What did he say? And why does it still matter?
Total eclipse rekindles ancient cosmic awe
Millions across the world are marvelling at one of the most breathtaking events the sky can produce. But the solar eclipse raises the question: should we celebrate the sun more often?
New mini ice age warning as Sun ‘goes to sleep’
Space physicists are talking about an extraordinary and inexplicable slowdown in solar activity. It sounds hugely alarming but just how much should we actually worry?
Crowds gather at Stonehenge for summer solstice
Tonight, the Northern Hemisphere sees its shortest night of the year, as Earth tilts on its axis towards the Sun. Summer is here, and people in rainy Britain are desperate for decent weather.
Earth hit by space hurricane as solar flare strikes
The worst solar storm in eight years has smashed into the planet’s magnetosphere, causing satellite failures and computer glitches. The upside? Things could have been much much worse.