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The sun is brightening—but not in China

Haze due to weak winds and air pollution is reducing surface solar radiation in China, which has major consequences for the climate, the environment and the economy. These are the findings of a research report now being published ...

dateOct 28, 2015 in Environment
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Effort to map aurora borealis using Twitter

The past few months have been exciting for followers of the aurora borealis, commonly known as the Northern Lights. Sizable solar storms have produced spectacular auroras that have been visible in a much larger area than ...

dateSep 23, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Image: SDO sees 3 coronal 'holes'

The sun was visually dominated by three substantial coronal holes that rotated across its face the week of Sept. 8-10, 2015. Coronal holes are areas where the sun's magnetic field lines extend out into space and don't return ...

dateSep 17, 2015 in Space Exploration
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