Nasa 're-masters' classic 'Pale Blue Dot' image of Earth

The US space agency reprocesses the Voyager probe's iconic "Pale Blue Dot" picture of Planet Earth.

By Jonathan Amos | Feb. 13, 2020 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: saturn space-exploration nasa the-sun pluto

Solar Orbiter: Sun mission primed for launch

The European probe will gather some of the most detailed ever pictures and movies of our star.

By Jonathan Amos | Feb. 9, 2020 | bbcnews
~5 mins   

Tags: solar-orbiter airbus-group space-exploration the-sun european-space-agency

Solar Orbiter completes preparation for launch

With all testing complete, Europe's audacious mission to our star is placed atop its launch rocket.

By Jonathan Amos | Feb. 1, 2020 | bbcnews
~4 mins   

Tags: solar-orbiter airbus-group space-exploration the-sun european-space-agency

Sun's surface seen in remarkable new detail

A telescope positioned atop a Hawaiian volcano acquires remarkable pictures of our convulsing star.

By Jonathan Amos | Jan. 30, 2020 | bbcnews
~3 mins   

Tags: astronomy space-exploration the-sun hawaii european-space-agency

Planet Mercury passes across the face of the Sun

Astronomers are observing a rare event, a transit of the planet Mercury.

BBC Science News | Nov. 11, 2019 | bbcnews
~2 mins   

Tags: astronomy the-sun

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