Solar Orbiter: Sun probe's first images reveal small 'camp fires'

Solar Orbiter takes the closest ever pictures of the Sun, just 77 million km from the surface.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
July 16, 2020 ~4 min

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

UK weather: What is the UV Index and why could it break UK records?

The UK could experience some of the highest UV levels ever recorded, on Thursday.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
June 25, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: skin-cancer weather-forecasting the-sun

In pictures: Rare solar eclipse darkens Asia on the summer solstice

Skywatchers photographed the "ring of fire", where the moon passes between the Earth and the Sun.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
June 21, 2020 ~1 min

Tags: astronomy photography asia the-sun eclipses

Solar Orbiter: Europe's Sun mission makes first close pass

The UK-built Solar Orbiter will track by our star on Monday at a distance of just over 77 million km.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
June 14, 2020 ~4 min

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

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 • bbcnews
Feb. 13, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: nasa space-exploration the-sun pluto saturn

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 • bbcnews
Feb. 9, 2020 ~5 min

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

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 • bbcnews
Feb. 1, 2020 ~4 min

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

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 • bbcnews
Jan. 30, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: astronomy hawaii space-exploration the-sun 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 • bbcnews
Nov. 11, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: astronomy the-sun

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