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Do ripples on the surface of the sun tell us that a flare is coming?

Solar flares produce waves with paths that bend up to the surface, revealing themselves as ripples on the surface. Credit: UC Berkeley/Juan Camilo Buitrago-Casas Flares from the sun are some…

Mars will appear especially bright Tuesday night, at opposition with the sun

Opposition describes the occasion marked by the sun, Earth and Mars all lining up perfectly. Earth is in the middle, so the sun is on one side while Mars is…

Studying the sun as a star to understand stellar flares and exoplanets — ScienceDaily

New research shows that sunspots and other active regions can change the overall solar emissions. The sunspots cause some emissions to dim and others to brighten; the timing of the…

Elon Musk says humans must leave Earth “because sun will engulf our planet”

Elon Musk has said that humans have to become a “multi-planet species”. (Getty) When Elon Musk launched a Tesla into space, it carried a sign saying “Don’t panic” on the…

Parker Solar Probe Makes Closest Ever Approach to the Sun

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe is set to break a record tomorrow, becoming the closest-ever human-made object to the sun. The probe will break its own previous record, coming within 8.4…

Can ripples on the sun help predict solar flares?

An X-class solar flare (X9.3) emitted on September 6, 2017, and captured by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory in extreme ultraviolet light. Image courtesy of NASA/GSFC/SDO Solar flares are violent explosions…

Can ripples on the sun help predict solar flares? Scientists analyze sunquakes to pinpoint flare energy source, perhaps predict flare severity — ScienceDaily

Solar flares are violent explosions on the sun that fling out high-energy charged particles, sometimes toward Earth, where they disrupt communications and endanger satellites and astronauts. But as scientists discovered…

Astronomers discover a 2-km asteroid orbiting closer to the sun than Venus

This image from the study shows 2020 AV2‘s orbit. It also shows the orbits of Earth, Mercury and Venus. Perihelions are dotted lines, and aphelions are solid lines. Credit: Credit:…

Why Experts Are Keeping Their Eyes On The Sun

KEY POINTS Experts predict Solar Cycle 25 to be below average but they’re still keeping their eyes on the sun Major solar activity can affect daily life on Earth and…

The Sun Just Woke Up. ‘Space Weather’ Feared After Weakest Cycle In 100 Years Ends, Says NASA

This split image shows the difference between an active Sun during solar maximum (on the left, … [+] captured in April 2014) and a quiet Sun during solar minimum (on…