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Two solar flares have sent magnetic fields to our planet -- and scientists aren't sure how they're going to impact each other.
They're better than fireworks--and last longer, too.
Some weird stuff up there
A flying telescope saw "magnetic braids" at a resolution of 0.2 arcseconds - about the size of a dime seen from 10 miles away.
An image filter helps researchers find patterns in the sun's violent weather systems.
Sunspots may be entering a hibernation period unseen in 400 years
A frothy moat, not a shield, protects us from cosmic rays
After staring at the sun for hundreds of millennia, humans still have burning questions about it
The craft touched down in New York over the weekend after zipping across the States, but not without some technical difficulties.
Instead of flying out of Dallas and touching down in a reserved hangar, the sun-powered plane Solar Impulse will land in an inflatable structure for part three of its trans-America flight.
Reinventing the array could usher in a new age for solar.
There's a lot of information out there and not all of it is good.
Cheap, off-the-shelf parts and a clever design make Skyline Solar's reflective aluminum troughs a contender in the race to make solar ubiquitous