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March 25, 2019

 

Dimming the Sun

Some scientists have been proposing extreme tactics in the fight against rising global temperatures.

November 15, 2018

 

The Sun Stands Out Amidst Solar Twins

Among 79 stars with several similarities—size, temperature, iron content, gravity—our sun is unusual.

November 30, 2017

 

When the sun becomes a red giant, it will expand and consume Venus. More information about the image from the source: "On June 5-6 2012, SDO is collecting images of one of the rarest predictable solar events: the transit of Venus across the face of the sun. This event happens in pairs eight years apart that are separated from each other by 105 or 121 years. The last transit was in 2004 and the next will not happen until 2117."

Goodbye Sun, Goodbye Earth

Billions of years from now, the sun will expand and engulf the Earth.

September 13, 2017

 

The northern lights are caused by "collisions between electrically charged particles from the sun that enter the earth's atmosphere. "

Solar Flares And You

Solar storms can impact power grids, GPS, and radio transmissions, among other things.

March 2, 2017

 

The Solar System was originally a whirling cloud of dust and gas.

A Really Big Lump: How Gravity Created The Solar System

Learn about gravity, stars, and really big lumps.

February 8, 2017

 

Moon Tan

Can spending enough time under a very bright moon get you tan?

January 25, 2017

 

The Sun exploding while setting over the Pacific Ocean in California

The Sun Just Blew Up!

How do you know the sun didn't just explode? We aren't talking about the everyday, run-of-the-mill controlled explosion the sun is always doing, but a big boom.

October 19, 2016

 

In plants, there is still not much known about how electrical and/or chemical signals get sent to their motor cells.

Plants in Motion

Is your houseplant moving or is that just an optical illusion?

August 24, 2016

 

Did children playing baseball cause this tar to become soft?

Baseball, Tar, and the Scientific Method

One of the fundamental ideas of scientific thinking can be summed up in the phrase: "Correlation does not imply causation." That can be very confusing.

August 10, 2016

 

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Could Our Sun Turn Deadly?

It may sound far-fetched, but humanity faces a major potential danger: someday, there might be a gigantic explosion on the sun.

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