Spacecraft to map sun's poles for first time

World / Science & Health Feb 8, 2020

Spacecraft to map sun's poles for first time

A spacecraft built jointly by U.S. and European space agencies is ready for a blazing journey to the sun to capture an unprecedented view of its two poles, an angle that could help researchers understand how the star's vast bubble of magnetic energy affects ...

Sun's surface revealed in closest detail yet

World / Science & Health Jan 31, 2020

Sun's surface revealed in closest detail yet

Images from a powerful new telescope installed on top of a volcano in Hawaii show the surface of the sun in the closest detail yet, revealing features as small as 30 km (18 miles) across. They were captured by the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Daniel ...