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NASA just launched a new spacecraft to take the first photos of the sun’s poles and probe its violent eruptions. Here’s how it works.
The Solar Orbiter will photograph enormous holes in the sun's atmosphere and track violent electrical eruptions that surge toward Earth.
NASA and the European Space Agency are launching the Solar Orbiter spacecraft toward the sun on Sunday — watch live
The European Space Agency and NASA are jointly launching the new Solar Orbiter spacecraft at 11:03 p.m. ET on Sunday, February 9. Watch it live.
The most detailed photos and videos of the sun’s surface ever captured reveal Texas-sized cells of boiling plasma
The tiniest white dots in this video are the size of Manhattan. Such images could help forecast dangerous space weather.
Photographer Elias Chasiotis says the natural event off the coast of Qatar was "the most awesome sunrise in my life."
These photos of Singaporeans stopping in their tracks to watch the solar eclipse look like scenes from an apocalyptic movie
Best part is that no one had to pay a cent to watch the "show".
A mysterious crunch in Earth’s magnetic field created a new type of aurora borealis. A NASA intern discovered it.
A NASA intern saw the aurora in 3-year-old footage of the Arctic sky. It's the first known aurora caused by Earth's magnetic activity.
An ultra-rare solar eclipse is happening in Singapore on Boxing Day – here’s where to see the 1-min ‘ring of fire’
The phenomenon will happen just over 1 minute only - and the next time to catch it is 2063.
A record-breaking NASA probe circling the sun has found never-before-seen spikes of solar wind and a flipping magnetic field
The Parker Solar Probe's study of the sun's corona and wind could lead to new protections for astronauts and Earth's electric grid.
The human species will likely destroy itself long before the sun kills everyone on Earth, a Harvard scientists says
Scientist Avi Loeb wrote that we should colonize space to survive the sun's future expansion. But humanity might wipe itself out before then, he said.
A stunning animation by a planetary scientist shows how huge our solar system is — and why that makes it so hard to depict
The planets are so far apart, and the sun is so big, that you wouldn't be able to see anything in an accurate model of the solar system.