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Voyager 2 Detects Hints That Interstellar Space Is Nearby

Six years ago, the Voyager 1 spacecraft informed scientists that it had become the first man-made object to enter interstellar space. Now, Voyager 2 has begun to return signs that its own exit from the Solar System could be coming soon. Read More >>

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New Horizons Spacecraft Sees Hydrogen Wall at the End of the Solar System

As it speeds away from the Sun, the New Horizons mission may be approaching a “wall.” Read More >>

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NASA’s Sun Probe Set to Launch Next Week on Its Journey to Hell

Next week, NASA is scheduled to send human technology closer to a star than ever before. What they learn could change our understanding of, well, the whole galaxy. Read More >>

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NASA Wants to Fly Your Name Into the Sun

The fine folks at NASA are sending a spacecraft to the Sun, and they want to send a little piece of you along with it. Here’s how to get your name on the ultimate “fry” list. Read More >>

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What Can Scientists Actually Do With an Eclipse?

Solar eclipses are certainly one of the most striking astrophysical phenomena. The most important light of the day, the Sun, gets blacked out by the most important light of the night. But there’s actually nothing weird or surprising about that—sure, eclipses are rare, but with the Moon close and the Sun far away, sometimes one gets in the way of the other. But who cares? How is that different than a plane flying over your house? Read More >>

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Unlucky Moped Thief Gets Nabbed By Tom Hardy

A moped thief who ran a red light on the stolen vehicle before crashing into someone's Mercedes presumably got the shock of his life when Tom actual Hardy pelted after him, scaling garden walls and a building site before catching the scoundrel and handing him to police. Read More >>

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These Ancient Texts Might Help Us Predict the Next Massive Solar Storm

Spotting the Northern Lights anywhere in the United States (except for Alaska and the Upper Midwest) would probably be one of most notable experiences in an American space fan’s life. Now imagine if it was China or Japan a thousand years ago and you didn’t know what caused these light shows. Odds are, you’d freak out a little bit... and write about it. Read More >>

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Scientists Have a Crazy Hunch About Why the Sun is Spinning too Slowly

Physicists have long known that the Sun spins, like the Earth. But a few decades ago, they realised the surface of the Sun spins more slowly than their models predicted — not by a lot, but enough to signal that something they didn’t understand was going on. This kicked off a solar mystery and some scientists started to doubt their own understanding of the Sun’s behaviour. Read More >>

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Is David Hockney’s Trollish Logo For ‘The Sun’ An Act Of Revenge?

Veteran artist David Hockney is a household name for a reason: he's incredibly talented. So when The Sun unveiled the one-off reworking of its logo that they'd commissioned from Hockney and it came out looking like something a preschooler made in MS Paint, questions were understandably asked as to whether Hockney was taking the mick. And it turns out he might have a reason. Read More >>

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Sun Spots Are More Terrifying Than Ever in New Close-Up Photos

Here comes the Sun, in all its terrifying glory. Read More >>

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Mercury Will Pass in Front of the Sun This Afternoon

Get ready for a rare astronomical event: Mercury will transit the Sun on Monday, in a spectacle that only happens around 13 times a century. Read More >>

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The Sun Banishes Page 3 Models to Online Oblivion

After 44 years on Page 3 of the UK's leading tabloid, The Sun newspaper has finally called time on its controversial topless models feature. Read More >>

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Murdoch Hints at Tits-Free Future for The Sun’s Page 3

Rupert Murdoch has dictated another tweet to his secretary, once again tackling the difficult subject of the Page 3 Stunner. He said he thinks the paper's controversial topless pics are "old fashioned" before pondering the ageless question: "Aren't beautiful young women more attractive in at least some fashionable clothes?" making it sound as if the tits-away order may be about to be issued to The Sun. [Twitter] Read More >>

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What Would Happen if the Sun Ceased to Exist for Just One Second?

If you mean simply "is not visible" then very little, we'd have a second of darkness, not unlike an eclipse, and then we'd be back to normal. If on the other hand, you mean "ceases to exist momentarily" then you're talking about something else entirely. Read More >>

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NASA Finds Strange Dark Square Hole in the Sun

The NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory has found a strange coronal hole in the Sun, "almost square in its shape." I don't know about you, but this square phenomenon freaks me out a bit. It looks like the Sun is some kind of fake LED disco ball and one panel is failing. Here's the video. Read More >>