Are winters in Europe becoming colder?
(PhysOrg.com) -- Despite the trend towards global warming, people in Great Britain and Central Europe will possibly experience cold winters more often in the next few years. This is the findings of a study ...
Russian sun probe lost: official
Russian scientists acknowledged Monday that solar research satellite Koronas-Foton has been lost due to technical problems, barely a year after its launch.
Rock of ages: Clues about Mars evolution revealed
Through the study of a popular Martian meteorite's age, a University of Houston professor and his team have made significant discoveries about the timeline of volcanic activity on Mars.
Link between solar activity and the UK's cold winters
A link between low solar activity and jet streams over the Atlantic could explain why, despite global warming trends, people in regions North East of the Atlantic Ocean might need to brace themselves for more ...
GOES-15 Opens Its 'Eyes' and Sees First Image of Earth
(PhysOrg.com) -- From approximately 22,236 miles in space, NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) newest Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite - GOES-15 - took its ...
Mapping Venus: Extreme makeover or plate tectonics?
(PhysOrg.com) -- Venus and Earth have long been thought of as sister planets. Given its similar size and proximity to Earth in the inner Solar System, Venus might seem like a promising candidate for having ...
Study may explain the extended solar minimum
3D Sun for the iPhone
Imagine holding the entire sun in the palm of your hand. Now you can. A new iPhone app developed by NASA-supported programmers delivers a live global view of the sun directly to your cell phone. Users can ...
NASA Successfully Launches a New Eye on the Sun
(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, lifted off Thursday from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Launch Complex 41 on a first-of-a-kind mission to reveal the sun's inner workings in ...
Stiff wind delays NASA launch of solar observatory
(AP) -- Gusty wind has forced NASA to delay the launch of its newest solar observatory.
Professor: We have a 'moral obligation' to seed universe with life
Solar Dynamics Observatory: The 'Variable Sun' Mission
For some years now, an unorthodox idea has been gaining favor among astronomers. It contradicts old teachings and unsettles thoughtful observers, especially climatologists.
A New View of Coronal Waves
(PhysOrg.com) -- The corona is the hot outer region of the sun's atmosphere. The corona is threaded by magnetic fields that loop and twist upwards from the sun's surface, driven by motions of its dense atmosphere.
The Sun's Sneaky Variability
Every 11 years, the sun undergoes a furious upheaval. Dark sunspots burst forth from beneath the sun's surface. Explosions as powerful as a billion atomic bombs spark intense flares of high-energy radiation. ...