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{FD} A guide to summer solstice, from Stonehenge to the earth’s tilt

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If you live in the Northern Hemisphere, rejoice! The summer season officially kicks off on Thursday, thanks to the summer solstice. Continue reading

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{FD} This monster black hole’s jet has 125 billion times more energy than the Sun

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A dust-enshrouded, giant black hole ripping apart a star blasted out a superfast jet of particles that packed about 125 billion times the amount of energy the sun releases per year, a new study finds. Continue reading

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{FD} The nuclear battle between the Earth and Sun

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Paul Sutter is an astrophysicist at The Ohio State University and the chief scientist at COSI science center. Continue reading

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{FD} Mega black hole could devour the Sun

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Australian researchers have discovered the fastest-growing black hole known in the universe which is swallowing up the surrounding cosmos. Continue reading

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{FD} How the Sun is going to die

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The Sun will die in 10 billion years. And when it does, it’s going to blow. What’s left of us will become a billowing bubble of dead starstuff. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘Hole’ in the Sun spawns powerful solar wind; could amp up auroras

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A massive “hole” on the surface of the sun has unleashed a strong solar wind that scientists say may amp up the northern lights in some areas of the U.S. and could disrupt satellite communications over the next few days. Continue reading

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{FD} Solar storm could strike Earth this week: What you need to know

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A solar storm is forecast to hit Earth Tuesday after the sun unleashed a powerful solar flare — a burst of high-energy radiation. Continue reading

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{FD} New image shows how the Sun changes over a 22-year cycle

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Out of billions of stars in the Milky Way galaxy, there’s one in particular, orbiting 25,000 light-years from the galactic core, that affects Earth day by day, moment by moment. Continue reading

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{FD} Scientists discover 15 new planets, including ‘super-Earth’ that could harbor liquid water

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Scientists have discovered 15 new planets, including a “super-Earth” that may have liquid water on its surface. Continue reading

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{FD} Major solar storms won’t hit Earth this week, NOAA says

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Reports of a major solar storms that could wreak havoc on Earth this week are wide of the mark, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), which has not noted any significant storm-related activity on the Sun. Continue reading

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{FD} William Shatner wants you to send your name to the Sun on NASA’s historic solar probe

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Your name could soon zoom through the sun’s superheated outer atmosphere, just like William Shatner’s. Continue reading

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{FD} Solar storm could strike Earth Thursday: What you need to know

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A solar storm is forecast to hit Earth early Thursday after the sun unleashed a powerful solar flare — a burst of high-energy radiation — over the weekend. Continue reading

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{FD} Magnetic ‘cages’ on the Sun could limit the strength of dangerous solar flares

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New research may have identified a mechanism that limits just how powerful explosions from the sun can become, shedding light on their ability to damage communication satellites and power grids. Continue reading

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{FD} Why the sun will soon get dimmer

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By 2050, our sun is expected to be unusually cool. Continue reading

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{FD} Why the Sun is growing dim

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By 2050, our Sun is expected to be unusually cool. Continue reading

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{FD} Stunning NASA image reveals ‘jack-o-lantern’ Sun

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An incredible image released by NASA shows the Sun bearing a striking resemblance to a jack-o-lantern. Continue reading

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{FD} Moon photobombs the Sun in amazing view from NASA spacecraft

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While keeping an eye on the sun’s weather, a NASA spacecraft caught an awesome view of the moon passing across the face of the sun last week. Continue reading

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{FD} Giant sunspot unleashes 2 more powerful solar flares

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An active, sun-spotted region of the sun that unleashed powerful solar flares earlier this week fired two more significant solar flares this morning. Continue reading

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{FD} Massive black hole 100,000 times bigger than the Sun discovered

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An immense black hole 100,000 times bigger than the sun has been discovered at the heart of the Milky Way. Continue reading

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{FD} Sun unleashes monster solar flare

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Early this morning (Sept. 6), the sun released two powerful solar flares — the second was the most powerful in more than a decade. Continue reading

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{FD} Baby born in Florida hospital during the height of the solar eclipse

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Charlotte Roel Easterly came into the world in Pensacola, Florida, during the height of Monday’s solar eclipse. Continue reading

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{FD} Nashville hosts over one million visitors for solar eclipse

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Nashville, Tenn., is known for its music scene but on Monday it became a hot spot for those who wanted to see the first total solar eclipse in the country in nearly a century. Continue reading

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{FD} Families from all over the US flocked to Charleston for the 2017 solar eclipse

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Millions gazed at the eclipse along the path of totality with it ending its coast-to-coast travel in Charleston, SC. Nearly 3,000 visitors from all over the country viewed the celestial event from the deck of USS Yorktown (Fighting Lady), World War II’s famous battleship. Continue reading

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{FD} Total solar eclipse crosses the US — live blog

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The eagerly anticipated ‘Great American Solar Eclipse’ has finally arrived. Follow its historic progress on our live blog. Continue reading

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{FD} Solar eclipse crosses the US — live blog

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The eagerly anticipated ‘Great American Solar Eclipse’ finally arrived on Monday. Continue reading

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{FD} Solar Eclipse: The big event is finally here

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After months of anticipation, planning and hype, the Great American Eclipse is finally here. Continue reading

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{FD} How NASA astronauts will see the solar eclipse 3 times

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NASA astronauts orbiting the Earth on the International Space Station will get to see Monday’s solar eclipse three times. Continue reading

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{FD} Total solar eclipse 2017: Get ready for the big event

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The clock is ticking for the eagerly anticipated ‘Great American’ eclipse that will make its way across the U.S. Monday. This is what to expect. Continue reading

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{FD} What causes a total solar eclipse?

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The moon will block the sun in a total solar eclipse on Monday. Continue reading

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{FD} How can I see the total solar eclipse?

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Americans may look to the skies Monday to watch the total solar eclipse – but it’s important to protect your eyes and use the correct tools that will let you safely watch the event. Continue reading

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{FD} The Sun’s corona, a fiery halo, is still a mystery to scientists

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Paul Sutter is an astrophysicist at The Ohio State University and the chief scientist at COSI science center. Continue reading

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{FD} What to do if your solar eclipse glasses won’t arrive in time

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If you won’t have eclipse glasses in time for the total solar eclipse that will cross the United States on Aug. 21, here are your options for getting them in a hurry or viewing the eclipse another way. Continue reading

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{FD} America prepares for the solar eclipse

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On August 21 millions of people across the United States will see a total eclipse of the sun Continue reading

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