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Mars to be opposite, closest to Sun on October 13

Mars to be opposite, closest to Sun on October 13

On that date, Mars will be at opposition -- opposite the Sun in the sky. Earth will be situated directly between Mars and the Sun.

'Dent' in Earth's magnetic field slowly expanding: Scientists

'Dent' in Earth's magnetic field slowly expanding: Scientists

Earth's magnetic field acts like a protective shield around the planet, repelling and trapping charged particles from the Sun.

NASA sounding rocket finds helium structures in Sun's atmosphere

NASA sounding rocket finds helium structures in Sun's atmosphere

Helium is the second most abundant element in the universe after hydrogen

Young giant planet offers clues to the formation of exotic worlds

Young giant planet offers clues to the formation of exotic worlds

The planet takes about seven days to orbit its star, which has a mass similar to the Sun's.

Astronomers unveil the magnetic field of the solar corona

Astronomers unveil the magnetic field of the solar corona

The corona is most easily seen during a total solar eclipse -- when the Moon is directly between the Earth and the Sun, blocking the brig...Read More

Scientists in Pune discover long-sought tiny explosions on the Sun

Scientists in Pune discover long-sought tiny explosions on the Sun

We all know that the visible Sun is extremely hot, at a temperature of about 5,500 degrees Celsius. Surprisingly, on top of this sits a l...Read More

Is this how the Sun & Solar system were born?

Is this how the Sun & Solar system were born?

Scientists say that collision between our galaxy, the Milky Way, and a smaller galaxy led to the formation of the Hot star & emergence of...Read More

This dwarf star is one of a kind

This dwarf star is one of a kind

A double star system, is made up of two stars orbiting each other and periodically passing in front of each other as seen from the Earth.

New mission to take first peek at Sun's poles: NASA

New mission to take first peek at Sun's poles: NASA

Washington: NASA, in collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA), is launching a new spacecraft next month to snap the first pictu...Read More

ISRO planning to launch satellite Aditya to study sun: PM Modi

ISRO planning to launch satellite Aditya to study sun: PM Modi

"India is quite advanced in the field of astronomy, and we have taken path-breaking initiatives in this field.

Indian scientists see new type of magnetic explosion on Sun

Indian scientists see new type of magnetic explosion on Sun

Washington: Using images from NASAs Solar Dynamics Observatory, a team of scientists including those from the Indian Institute of Technol...Read More

Milky Way is about 890 bn times the mass of our Sun

Milky Way is about 890 bn times the mass of our Sun

New York: While it is not possible to put the entire Milky Way on a scale, that has not deterred astronomers from trying to make measurem...Read More

After Chandrayaan-2, ISRO plans mission for Sun next year

After Chandrayaan-2, ISRO plans mission for Sun next year

Aditya-L1 is meant to observe the corona, which are the outer layers of the Sun, extending to thousands of kilometres

Superflare may end Earth one day

Superflare may end Earth one day

Earth could continue to host life as long as the sun does not experience a massive burst of energy called a superflare, a recent study cl...Read More

New NASA missions to study Sun, space weather

New NASA missions to study Sun, space weather

NASA will launch two new missions to advance our understanding of the Sun and its dynamic effects on space weather, the US space agency said

NASA’s solar probe begins second orbit of Sun   

NASA’s solar probe begins second orbit of Sun   

Washington: NASA’s Parker Solar Probe has begun its second orbit of the Sun and is on track for its closest approach to our star, the US ...Read More

Partial Solar Eclipse 2019: Timings, venues; all you need to know about January 6 ‘Surya Grahan’

Partial Solar Eclipse 2019: Timings, venues; all you need to know about January 6 ‘Surya Grahan’

The first solar eclipse of the year 2019 will takeplace tomorrow (January 6). A total of two solar eclipse will occur in 2019. The partia...Read More

Ujjain: Sun’s fury keeps residents locked inside house

Ujjain: Sun’s fury keeps residents locked inside house

Ujjain: Scorching heat and hot winds forced city residents to stay at home on Sunday. For the last few days, Malwa region is in grip of h...Read More

Mysterious ‘Planet 10’ may be lurking at edge of solar system

Mysterious ‘Planet 10’ may be lurking at edge of solar system

Washington : A mysterious, unseen ‘Planet 10’ may be lurking in the outer reaches of our solar system, say scientists including one of In...Read More

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