Latest Solar cycle Stories
Researchers said that solar storms are likely to become more disruptive to planes and spacecraft within decades.
A new study sheds light on why the Sun's outer atmosphere, or corona, is more than 20 times hotter than its surface.
As 2011 unfolds, the sun is once again on the eve of a below-average solar cycleâ€”at least thatâ€™s what forecasters are saying.
Since 1611, humans have recorded the comings and goings of black spots on the sun.
ESAâ€™s Proba-2 small Sun-watcher was among the flotilla of satellites on watch as the Sun erupted spectacularly this week.
Researchers at the University of Central Lancashire studied the largest solar flare recorded in nearly five years.
If you've ever stood in front of a hot stove, watching a pot of water and waiting impatiently for it to boil, you know what it feels like to be a solar physicist.
In March of 1611, a German medical student named Johannes Fabricius left school at Leiden in Holland carrying several of the new-fangled telescopes that were beginning to appear in the Netherlands.
WASHINGTON, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA-sponsored research has resulted in the first computer model that explains the recent period of decreased solar activity during the sun's 11-year cycle.
Researchers today provided the first computer model explaining the recent period of decreased solar activity during the Sun's 11-year cycle.
Solar cycles: what are they and why should we care about them? Solar cycles are made up of what are known as solar minimums (min) and solar maximums (max). We refer to a solar min at the time when the sun is not active with many sunspots, while a solar max is just the opposite when we see a large increase in sunspot activity. So how long do solar cycles last? Typically they run on what is known as an 11 year cycle from the max to the min and then start over again anew. As of 2012 we...
Solar Maximum -- The Sun, a roiling ball of plasma, occupies its place in space approximately 93 million miles from Earth. Though it seems simple to inhabitants of this planet -- the Sun shines, giving light and heat -- the processes occurring in the Sun are so complex that many scientists devote their careers to just one aspect of solar activity. Changes in the activity of the Sun particularly engage solar scientists. Whether fluctuations in the solar magnetic field, expulsions of...