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solar minimum

The Sun is getting cooler and dimmer, but scientists aren’t worried

February 9th, 2018

In what is being considered a particularly rare event, scientists are projecting that the Sun will be an unusually cool customer by the year 2050. By combining data and observations from decades of Sun research, experts are predicting a “Grand Solar Minimum” will occur a few decades from now, making our parent star dimmer and …

solar flare

The sun is acting pretty strange right now

September 8th, 2017

Regardless of what religion (if any) you practice, there’s no denying that there’s one thing responsible for the continued existence of life on Earth, and it rises and sets every single day. Without the sun, we’d be gone, but just because it allows us to exist doesn’t mean it can’t also cause a bit of …

global warming

Stop blaming the Sun for global warming

August 25th, 2017

The Earth is getting warmer and warmer, and scientists are now essentially unanimous in their opinion that humans are to blame, but could other factors also be contributing? A new study looked closely at whether or not our sun could also being playing a role in how hot it’s getting here on our planet. As …

space news

Want to feel tiny? Watch a sunspot dwarf our entire planet

July 13th, 2017

It’s always a good idea to start of your day with a reminder that nothing you do probably even matters in the grand scheme of things. This gorgeous new video from NASA will do that in about five second, so sit back, relax, and watch a sunspot make our entire planet look like nothing more …

nasa sun mission

This is NASA’s plan to touch the sun

May 31st, 2017

In 2018, NASA will send a probe to one of the locations in the solar system that it never has before: the sun. In a series of orbits, the spacecraft will come closer to our star than any space vehicle before it could possibly withstand, and the mission is expected to reveal things about the …

NASA Mercury Sun Transit Livestream Photos

Live stream: Watch Mercury move past the surface of the Sun

May 9th, 2016

You don’t always get a chance to see Mercury, but thanks to NASA you’ll be able to get a unique view of the small planet as it passes in between the Earth and the sun. Mercury will appear as a tiny black dot on the surface of the Sun during this rare event, and you can watch …