NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory captured a stunning image of a rare phenomenon which some scientists say is a sure sign of the oncoming solar minimum. The solar minimum is a regularly-occurring phase of the solar cycle which marks a low point in solar activity. That means solar...
Solar Power Players: SEPA honorees look beyond the rooftop to manage dynamic grids; Distributed solar is just the first challenge coming to the grid edge. These utilities are tackling what's next. Herman K. Trabish, September 12, 2016...Show More Summary
On April 2 and 3, 2017, three solar flares erupted from the sun. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured the stunning view. Follow Tech Insider: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »
A solar eruption on Sept. 26, 2014, seen by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory affecting the ionosphere in all of Earth's northern latitudes. If erupted solar material reaches Earth, it can deplete the electrons in the upper atmosphere in some locations...
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) The sun emitted a trio of mid-level solar flares on April 2-3, 2017. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, which watches the sun constantly, captured images of the three events.
The sun emitted a trio of mid-level solar flares on April 2-3, 2017. The first peaked at 4:02 a.m. EDT on April 2, the second peaked at 4:33 p.m. EDT on April 2, and the third peaked at 10:29 a.m. EDT on April 3. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, which watches the sun constantly, captured images of the three events. Show More Summary
The Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) has now captured nearly seven years worth of ultra-high resolution solar footage. This time lapse shows that full run from two of SDO's instruments. The large orange sun is visible light captured by HMI. The...
It seems like only yesterday that I was noting First Light on Nasa’s Solar Dynamics Observatory [SDO], and the early hours of this morning for ‘three years in three minutes‘ and ‘SDO Year 4‘. In fact the SDO was launched on 11 Feb 2010, with First Light in April of that year. [Seven long years… more...
The dynamic space environment that surrounds Earth - the space our astronauts and spacecraft travel through - can be rattled by huge solar eruptions from the sun, which spew giant clouds of magnetic energy and plasma, a hot gas of electrically charged particles, out into space. Show More Summary
Sometimes solar energy seems to be on a tear. Then suddenly the industry is on the verge of collapse. This dynamic is known as the Solarcoaster. While 2016 was a wild ride for all of us, the volatility was more pronounced in renewables than in most sectors.
Astronomers from the University of Hawaii Institute for Astronomy (IfA), Brazil, and Stanford University may have solved a long-standing solar mystery. Two decades ago, scientists discovered that the outer five percent of the sun spins more slowly than the rest...
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory just spotted a massive hole on the sun surface called a coronal hole. The hole appears black because it's cooler than its surroundings, and is responsible for high-speed solar winds that can sometimes...Show More Summary
(ESO) Sharp new observations have revealed striking features in planet-forming discs around young stars. The SPHERE instrument, mounted on ESO's Very Large Telescope, has made it possible to observe the complex dynamics of young solar systems. Show More Summary
Sharp new observations have revealed striking features in planet-forming discs around young stars. The SPHERE instrument, mounted on ESO's Very Large Telescope, has made it possible to observe the complex dynamics of young solar systems. Show More Summary
On Oct. 19, 2016, operators instructed NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, to look up and down and then side to side over the course of six hours, as if tracing a great plus sign in space. During this time, SDO produced some unusual data. Show More Summary
A few hours before the Halloween night, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO caught an image of a partial solar eclipse and what looks like a rather frightened sun. The blazing body appears to shudder as the moon crosses its path. Show More Summary
Get on board with the Solar Dynamics Observatory for a close look at a spectacular partial solar eclipse.
NASA combined two pictures of the sun at different wavelengths of extreme ultraviolet light to create a spooky Halloween image.
Generation of Highly Inclined Trans-Neptunian Objects by Planet Nine Authors: Batygin et al Abstract: The trans-Neptunian region of the solar system exhibits an intricate dynamical structure, much of which can be explained by an instability-driven orbital history of the giant planets. Show More Summary
Massive arches of solar material brighten and stream over an active region on the sun's surface in this animation of imagery captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, on Sept. 29, 2016.