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The Sun Is Getting Increasingly Nervous as Fastest Spacecraft Ever Approaches It Once More
The Sun Is Getting Increasingly Nervous as Fastest Spacecraft Ever Approaches It Once More

2 Sep 2022, 09:38 UTC / The Parker Solar Probe is getting ready to make its 13th close approach to the Sun, at a time when it could encounter solar flares

 
Dying Star Shreds Planetary System to Bits, It’s Now Eating Some Leftovers
Dying Star Shreds Planetary System to Bits, It’s Now Eating Some Leftovers

16 Jun 2022, 12:02 UTC / New data based on Hubble observation was released, it shows what happens to planetary systems once their sun dies out and becomes a white dwarf

 
It Takes Almost Two of Our Years for Christmas to Come Around Over on Mars
It Takes Almost Two of Our Years for Christmas to Come Around Over on Mars

5 Jun 2022, 02:34 UTC / Because of its distance to the Sun and slower speed, it takes Mars no less than 687 of our days to complete a revolution around the star.

 
Every Now and Then, Mars Rovers Lose Touch With Earth. Here’s What Happens Then
Every Now and Then, Mars Rovers Lose Touch With Earth. Here’s What Happens Then

28 May 2022, 02:02 UTC / Short (and old) video explains how scientists here on Earth can keep directing the hardware on Mars during solar conjunctions

 
Invisible Solar Hedgehog Reveals Itself in Extremely Detailed Videos of Our Sun
Invisible Solar Hedgehog Reveals Itself in Extremely Detailed Videos of Our Sun

19 May 2022, 13:49 UTC / Images sent back by the European Solar Orbiter are just now beginning to surface, and the wonders it reveals are beyond imagination for space enthusiats

 
Watch Tonight's Rare Black Moon Take a "Bite" Out of the Sun
Watch Tonight's Rare Black Moon Take a "Bite" Out of the Sun

30 Apr 2022, 15:00 UTC / Tonight, a rare Black Moon will be positioned between the Sun and Earth, causing the first partial solar eclipse of 2022

 
Solar Jet Hunting Is the New Extreme Sport for the Eyes of Amateur Astronomers
Solar Jet Hunting Is the New Extreme Sport for the Eyes of Amateur Astronomers

3 Apr 2022, 03:48 UTC / The University of Minnesota and NASA completed the first stage of a global research effort meant to map solar jets over the past 11 years

 
Solar Orbiter Probe Stares at the Sun, Takes Insanely High-Res Photo of Our Star
Solar Orbiter Probe Stares at the Sun, Takes Insanely High-Res Photo of Our Star

25 Mar 2022, 04:14 UTC / ESA's Solar Orbiter has snapped the highest-resolution image of the Sun from a distance that's about halfway between Earth and its star

 
Solar Orbiter Spacecraft Reaches New Milestone as It Marches Towards the Sun
Solar Orbiter Spacecraft Reaches New Milestone as It Marches Towards the Sun

9 Mar 2022, 03:42 UTC / ESA/NASA Solar Orbiter is racing towards its first close passage of the Sun. The spacecraft will reach the closest approach to the star on March 26th

 
Massive Solar Eruption Spanning for Millions of Miles Detected, There’s Some Good News
Massive Solar Eruption Spanning for Millions of Miles Detected, There’s Some Good News

18 Feb 2022, 10:33 UTC / The Solar Orbiter spacecraft just detected the “largest solar prominence eruption ever observed in a single image together with the full solar disc”

 
Huge Star Stretches Planet Into Football-Shaped Object, We Just Found the First One
Huge Star Stretches Planet Into Football-Shaped Object, We Just Found the First One

11 Jan 2022, 10:47 UTC / Planet WASP-103b, orbiting the WASP-103 star in the Hercules constellation, is shaped like a football due to the star's forces

 
Fastest Spacecraft Ever Made Did (and Didn’t) Touch the Sun, Here’s Why It’s Complicated
Fastest Spacecraft Ever Made Did (and Didn’t) Touch the Sun, Here’s Why It’s Complicated

18 Dec 2021, 12:42 UTC / NASA announced last week the Parker Solar Probe touched the Sun, three years after it left Earth on a mission to better understand our star

 
NASA Spacecraft Touches the Sun for the First Time, Lives to Tell the Story
NASA Spacecraft Touches the Sun for the First Time, Lives to Tell the Story

15 Dec 2021, 02:22 UTC / Recently, NASA's Parker Solar Probe, has reached where no other spacecraft has: the Sun's atmosphere. The probe successfully uncovered incredible mysteries

 
Spacecraft Hits Speeds That Could Make the Earth-Moon Distance an Under-One-Hour Trip
Spacecraft Hits Speeds That Could Make the Earth-Moon Distance an Under-One-Hour Trip

29 Nov 2021, 23:14 UTC / The Parker Solar Probe hit speeds of 364,660 miles per hour (586,864 kph) during its tenth pass around the Sun, it's a record according to NASA

 
This Is Our Sun, Glowing Like an Evil Halloween Pumpkin
This Is Our Sun, Glowing Like an Evil Halloween Pumpkin

30 Oct 2021, 07:55 UTC / An image of the Sun captured back in 2014 by the Solar Dynamics Observatory shows the Sun in our solar system in a very Halloween-ish mood

 
Fastest Orbiting Asteroid in Our Solar System Has Uncertain Origins and Explosive Future
Fastest Orbiting Asteroid in Our Solar System Has Uncertain Origins and Explosive Future

9 Oct 2021, 10:55 UTC / Named 2021 PH27, a recently-dsicovered asteroid moves around the Sun once every 113 days, making it the fastest of its kind that we know of

 
No More Batteries! Guy Hacks His Cheap Earbuds So They Can Charge Themselves From the Sun
No More Batteries! Guy Hacks His Cheap Earbuds So They Can Charge Themselves From the Sun

13 Aug 2021, 17:53 UTC / Solar power can free you from battery use. This guy modified his earbuds so that he can enjoy them without regularly charging their case.

 
Solar Orbiter Sees Venus Rising From Really Close, Planet Looks Like an Eclipsed Sun
Solar Orbiter Sees Venus Rising From Really Close, Planet Looks Like an Eclipsed Sun

13 Aug 2021, 15:04 UTC / The joint American-European Solar Orbiter got within 4,967 miles (7,995 km) of the Venus surface and captured these incredible images

 
June's Solar Eclipse Made This Amazing Dark Smudge on Our Planet
June's Solar Eclipse Made This Amazing Dark Smudge on Our Planet

26 Jul 2021, 10:04 UTC / The annular eclipse that took place in June was captured on film by a specialized camera located almost one million miles away from Earth

 
Someone Took Photos of the ISS Transiting the Sun, Astronauts Were Outside
Someone Took Photos of the ISS Transiting the Sun, Astronauts Were Outside

28 Jun 2021, 15:28 UTC / Amazing photo shows the International Space Station while transiting the Sun as astronauts were outside installing new solar panels