Tag: Sun

Sun storms Mercury with a plasma wave
Sun storms Mercury with a plasma wave

The powerful eruption, known as a coronal mass ejection (CME), was seen emanating from the sun's far side on the evening of April 11 and took less than a day to strike Mercury

  • Saturday, 16 April 2022
ESA-NASA's solar probe snaps closest-ever photo of Sun
ESA-NASA's Solar Probe Snaps Closest-Ever Photo Of Sun

One of the images, taken by the Extreme Ultraviolet Imager (EUI) shows the Sun's full disc and outer atmosphere, the corona in the highest resolution image ever taken.

  • Friday, 25 March 2022
Pana Sankranti - tulsi, Holy Basil
Pana Sankranti: Not history, but geography also important

While slurping the thick Pana (a drink made from dairy, sweets and seasonal produce) on a balmy evening or passing by a holy basil plant in the neighbourhood being watered by a perforated earthen pot hanging over it, one might get a fleeting thought that the Pana Sankranti couldn’t have come at a better time. […]

  • Wednesday, 28 July 2021
Devotees offer obeisance to Sun God on Samba Dashami

Puri/ Konark:  People in large number thronged the world famous Sun temple in Konark on to offer special prayers to Sun on the occasion of Samba Dashmi on Thursday. Lakhs of devotees also gathered at Chandrabhaga beach, situated near the Sun temple to take a holy dip in the sea on the auspicious day. Samba […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Rare Mercury transit across Sun on May 9

The people of Odisha will have the privilege of witnessing a rare celestial phenomenon on May 9 as the Mercury will cross the face of the Sun for the third time in the 21st Century

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
Mantle neon illuminates Earth's formation: Study

New York: The Earth formed relatively quickly from a cloud of dust and gas around the sun, trapping water and gases in the planet’s mantle, according to a study. Besides determining Earth’s origins, the study led by a team from the University of California Davis could also help in identifying extrasolar systems that could support […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
NASA solar probe launch delayed

Washington: NASA on Saturday scrubbed the scheduled launch of its historic small car-size probe to “touch the Sun” from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The agency is now targeting Sunday for the launch of the spacecraft which is designed to go all the way to the Sun’s atmosphere, or corona — closer to […]

  • Thursday, 08 July 2021
NASA probe to 'touch' the Sun will carry 1.1 mn names

Washington: When NASA’s Parker Solar Probe, humanity’s first mission to “touch” a star, launches on July 31, it will carry more than scientific instruments on this historic journey — it will also hold more than 1.1 million names submitted by the public to go to the Sun, NASA has said. Back in March, NASA invited […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Humanity's first flight to Sun to launch in July: NASA

Washington: NASA’s Parker Solar Probe, which is humanity’s first mission to the Sun, has begun final preparations for its launch in July. Parker Solar Probe will be launched from Launch Complex-37 at NASA’s Kennedy Space Centre, Florida. The two-hour launch window will open at 4 a.m. on July 31, and will be repeated each day […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
NASA wants you to send your name to the Sun

Washington: If you want your name to travel through the Sun’s atmosphere, braving brutal heat and radiation conditions, here comes your chance. NASA is inviting people around the world to submit their names online to be placed on a microchip aboard its historic solar probe launching this summer. “This probe will journey to a region […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
NASA's 2018 to do list includes mission to 'touch' Sun

Washington: NASA is turning 60 in 2018 and the agency is looking forward to launching a slew of important missions in the coming year, including one to “touch” the Sun. NASA’s Parker Solar Probe is scheduled for launch in 2018 to explore the Sun’s outer atmosphere. The probe will use Venus’ gravity during seven flybys […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Hubble captures farthest active inbound comet

Washington: NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has captured the farthest active inbound comet ever seen, at a whopping distance of 1.5 billion miles from the Sun. Slightly warmed by the remote Sun, it has already begun to develop an 80,000-mile-wide fuzzy cloud of dust, called a coma, enveloping a tiny, solid nucleus of frozen gas and […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
Sun continues to emit solar flares

Washington: After NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory captured images of two significant solar flares on Wednesday, the US space agency said the Sun again emitted two mid-level solar flares on Thursday. The first peaked at 6:15 a.m. EDT. The second, larger flare, peaked at 10:36 a.m. EDT, NASA said. These two flares are, in fact, the […]

  • Tuesday, 06 July 2021
NASA black hole telescope snaps Sun in high-energy X-rays

A NASA space telescope designed to study black holes has taken its first picture of the Sun, producing the most sensitive solar portrait ever taken in high-energy X-rays

  • Sunday, 27 June 2021
NASA captures giant filament on Sun

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) has captured a giant dark line snaked across the lower half of the Sun - longer than 67 Earths lined up in a row

  • Monday, 21 June 2021