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After staring at the sun for hundreds of millennia, humans still have burning questions about it
Two solar flares have sent magnetic fields to our planet -- and scientists aren't sure how they're going to impact each other.
Sunspots may be entering a hibernation period unseen in 400 years
A frothy moat, not a shield, protects us from cosmic rays
An image filter helps researchers find patterns in the sun's violent weather systems.
A flying telescope saw "magnetic braids" at a resolution of 0.2 arcseconds - about the size of a dime seen from 10 miles away.
Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts.
A solar disaster isn't a question of if, but when--and it looks like soon
Can concentrated PV plants beat solar thermal technology?
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
Harnessing the terawatts of energy we get from the sun
The National Mall was transformed into a futuristic commune for the past two weeks as 20 teams from four countries erected solar-powered homes