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Friday, April 23, 2021



Algorithm useful in Aditya L1 mission developed

April 07, 2021 11:22 pm

Space environment around Earth is governed by the Sun. Weather and climate on Earth are influenced by even a minor variation in this environment.

A science teacher explains: Even the sun flips

November 01, 2020 8:52 pm

Scientists have observed the sun’s activity cycle moves regularly from its most quiet period called solar minimum, when the number of sunspots are the least, to its most active period called solar maximum, which sees large numbers of sunspots

Sun’s magnetic field over five decades digitally mapped

October 04, 2020 11:43 pm

Every solar cycle is different and the Sun’s activities influence the overall space weather. Anomalous solar activities can have a direct impact on Earth’s satellite-based communication systems, power grids and navigation.

High-res photos of the Sun show what sunspots look like

September 06, 2020 12:17 pm

The images of the Sun have been optioned by GREGOR, which is the largest solar telescope in Europe. GREGOR is operated by a German consortium and located on Teide Observatory, Spain.

These are closest-ever photos of the Sun you have ever seen

July 18, 2020 11:26 am

At the time the solar orbiter took these photos, it was within 77 million kilometres of the Sun. This is around half the distance at which Earth orbits.

Explained: Comet C/2020 F3 Neowise, one of the brightest comets in decades passing Earth

July 15, 2020 10:29 am

NEOWISE Comet: Comets do not have light of their own and what humans are able to see from Earth is the reflection of the sun’s light off the comet as well as the energy released by the gas molecules after it is absorbed from the sun.

This black hole devours almost one Sun in a day

July 02, 2020 6:08 pm

According to new measurements and J2157* black hole has a Schwarzschild radius of around 670 astronomical units (AU). It is over five times the size of our Solar System.

Explained: What is Solar Orbiter, and how does it differ from previous missions to the Sun?

February 11, 2020 8:13 am

The Solar Orbiter mission, which will take the first pictures of the top and bottom of the sun, is worth approximately Rs11,700 crore.

NASA-ESA Solar Orbiter launches, will take pictures of the top and bottom of the Sun

February 10, 2020 5:23 pm

With Solar Orbiter, scientists will for the first time get a good view of the top and bottom of the sun.

‘First light’ observations of Sun to revolutionise understanding, say scientists

January 31, 2020 4:39 am

In the image of the Sun from DKIST, scientists said very small magnetic field structures can be seen bundled together within the dark regions between bright convection cells.