The sun

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Spacewatch: Nasa joins Japan's mission to study sun's atmosphere
EUVST telescope will study how solar winds emanate from the sun, creating ‘space weather’

Stuart Clark

08, Jan, 2021 @6:00 AM

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How greenhouse gases are actually cooling Earth's upper atmosphere
At high altitudes, carbon dioxide releases energy into space, making the atmosphere contract

Jeremy Plester

05, Jan, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Starwatch: equinox, when the sun sits on the equator
Tomorrow marks the changing of the seasons as the sun crosses the equator to bring summer to the southern hemisphere and winter to the north

Stuart Clark

20, Sep, 2020 @8:30 PM

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Nasa to study impact of 'space weather' on Earth
Mission proposals include analysis of sun’s atmosphere and its unseen polar regions

Stuart Clark

03, Sep, 2020 @8:30 PM

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Nigel Weiss obituary
Astrophysicist who studied the interaction between the rotation and magnetic field of the sun behind sunspots and solar flares

Michael Rowan-Robinson

05, Aug, 2020 @4:21 PM

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Closest ever images of sun reveal it is covered in miniature flares
Solar Orbiter footage, shot from between Venus and Mercury orbits, show flickering ‘campfires’

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

16, Jul, 2020 @2:46 PM

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Spacewatch: Nasa SunRise mission to study solar storms
Sun Radio Interferometer Space Experiment aims to pinpoint places where giant particle storms are launched into space

Stuart Clark

02, Apr, 2020 @8:30 PM

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Spacewatch: deep space climate monitor back in business
New software returns Earth climate satellite to life

Stuart Clark

05, Mar, 2020 @9:30 PM

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Spacewatch: Solar Orbiter sends first data back to Earth
Spacecraft completes first critical stage of mission after successful deployment of boom arm

Stuart Clark

20, Feb, 2020 @9:30 PM

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What's the weather like in space? A new mission seeks to find out
Esa is launching a solar mission that could help forecast potentially catastrophic events

Zahaan Bharmal

06, Feb, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Telescope captures most detailed pictures yet of the sun
First observations from Inouye telescope bring previously hazy star into sharp focus

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

29, Jan, 2020 @6:08 PM

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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

Ian Sample Science editor

07, Jan, 2020 @8:00 PM

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