A Swedish photographer recently pointed his telescope and spotted something extraordinary: a solar prominence the size of seven Earth diameters. Oh yeah and it was also shaped like the Eiffel Tower. What an eye-full! Read more >>
Usually you hear people talking about the other side of the Moon — but what about the Sun? Our orbit around the star means one side is out of view, but NASA’s STEREO-A spacecraft has been collecting images of the side we can’t see. Read more >>
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured a huge filament on the unhappy face of our Sun on February 10th. The scary fissure, which looks like a grimace on the surface of the star, is actually an enormous swathe of colder material hovering in the sun's atmosphere. Read more >
You are looking at the visual representation of space data collected by NASA satellites over long periods of time, turned into sound. Going through all that data could take forever, so they have taken to sonifying the data – which can be analysed in minutes instead of weeks.