Posts in: solar flare

The layers of the sun

Tiny solar flares may explain the sun’s ridiculously hot atmosphere

New evidence suggests tiny solar flares heat the sun’s atmosphere to thousands of times the temperature of its surface.

By | Posted October 30, 2017

SNAPSHOT: A succession of solar flares

SNAPSHOT: A succession of solar flares

Researchers monitor the sun to capture bright beautiful images

By | Posted July 7, 2014

Our sleeping sun

Our sleeping sun

Scientists wonder what’s in store as sun activity lingers at lowest in over a century

By | Posted December 2, 2013

Sci-fi faves, solar flares and dancing whales

Sci-fi faves, solar flares and dancing whales

Our favorites from the week

By | Posted August 12, 2011