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01

Aug

Sun bracelet can measure UV exposurePair the new bracelet with your iPhone or iPad and easily monitor your sun exposure throughout the day.

Sun bracelet can measure UV exposure
Pair the new bracelet with your iPhone or iPad and easily monitor your sun exposure throughout the day.

22

May

Powerful solar flare sheds light on sun eruption theoriesScientists are studying how the sun’s magnetic field can possibly cause and influence solar flares.

Powerful solar flare sheds light on sun eruption theories
Scientists are studying how the sun’s magnetic field can possibly cause and influence solar flares.

13

May

NASA spots square-shaped ‘hole’ in the sunThe odd ‘hole’ is caused by solar winds streaming out of the sun at superfast speeds. The winds don’t pose a threat to the Earth.

NASA spots square-shaped ‘hole’ in the sun
The odd ‘hole’ is caused by solar winds streaming out of the sun at superfast speeds. The winds don’t pose a threat to the Earth.

20

Jan

Can sunshine lower your blood pressure?Scientists think that sunshine mobilizes certain molecules on your skin that then travel into your blood and dilate blood vessels which lowers blood pressure.

Can sunshine lower your blood pressure?
Scientists think that sunshine mobilizes certain molecules on your skin that then travel into your blood and dilate blood vessels which lowers blood pressure.

20

Nov

Sun fires off one of the strongest solar flares yetThe flare may have triggered a coronal mass ejection, but it is unlikely to have much, if any, effect on Earth.

Sun fires off one of the strongest solar flares yet
The flare may have triggered a coronal mass ejection, but it is unlikely to have much, if any, effect on Earth.

28

Oct

'Canyon of Fire' rips across the sun in NASA videoThe movement of charged up particles creates intense magnetic fields, which give rise to the wispy loops and violent eruptions on the sun’s surface.

'Canyon of Fire' rips across the sun in NASA video
The movement of charged up particles creates intense magnetic fields, which give rise to the wispy loops and violent eruptions on the sun’s surface.

25

Oct

Sun erupts with major solar flareSeveral other recent solar flares will make contact with Earth soon, but none of them pose a serious problem for satellites in orbit.

Sun erupts with major solar flare
Several other recent solar flares will make contact with Earth soon, but none of them pose a serious problem for satellites in orbit.

07

Aug

How the sun flips its magnetic fieldThe polarity shift may stir up more stormy solar weather, but it will also provide extra shielding from cosmic radiation.

How the sun flips its magnetic field
The polarity shift may stir up more stormy solar weather, but it will also provide extra shielding from cosmic radiation.

30

Jul

What’s that giant hole in the sun?While not uncommon, particularly during times of decreased solar activity, the cause of the coronal holes remains a mystery.

What’s that giant hole in the sun?
While not uncommon, particularly during times of decreased solar activity, the cause of the coronal holes remains a mystery.

15

Jul

Sun’s solar weather cycle at its peak, but it’s still weakThe lull in solar activity allows scientists to test their knowledge of how the sun works and hone their predictions of the strength of future solar cycles.

Sun’s solar weather cycle at its peak, but it’s still weak
The lull in solar activity allows scientists to test their knowledge of how the sun works and hone their predictions of the strength of future solar cycles.