Meet the future technology that could harness power and energy from a star in the most unusual way
We find out the type of route a comet takes through the solar neighbourhood
Correctly matching models to reality can help astronomers foresee any disturbances in space weather that could potentially damage technology and harm astronauts
Find out why only two of the inner planets have a shield from harmful space radiation
Observing the Sun’s microwave emission has revealed new information about the star’s solar flares
The Polish astronomer who revolutionised our understanding of the Earth’s place in the Solar System.
Hours before the rise of the very star it will study, the car-sized spacecraft launched from Florida to begin its journey
Things are heating up at NASA as Solar Probe Plus prepares to take a plunge into the Sun
Microscopic ice-blue crystals called hibonite showed that the early Sun was extremely active, peppering the Solar System with energetic particles
If we could hear in space, how far from a star would we need to be to hear it?
How do we measure the brightness of objects in the night sky?
Gemma Lavender gets to the bottom of this question for us.
Stars are a fundamental part to our universe, but what purpose do they serve?
What would happen to us if we suddenly switched our Sun for a red dwarf?
We take a look at how big these cooler regions of our star can get
Radio images made with a combination of telescopes in space and on the ground resolve the outburst merely a couple of 12 light-days from its launching site
We take a look at how these ‘dirty snowballs’ are made
Get the hottest ticket going – the ticket that will take you onboard NASA’s Parker Solar Probe
We zoom in on the famous nebula to find out
The European Space Agency aim to construct a spacecraft that will warn us about perilous incoming solar activity