Sun

July 15, 2021
July 15, 2021

Your Ultimate Guide to Sunscreen

The only shield that stands between you and the sun is sunscreen.

May 9, 2016
May 9, 2016

Watch today rare transit of Mercury over Sun

A transit of Mercury over the disc of the Sun will take place this afternoon and be visible from Bangladesh.

January 11, 2016
January 11, 2016

Super star has 5 twins

As a star, the sun is so big that it can accommodate 13 lakh earths. Now imagine a star that is around a hundred times larger than the sun and outshines the sun five million times. Such massive stars produce and distribute a large amount of elements vital for formation of life when they eventually explode as supernovae. Unfortunately, these hypergiants are extremely rare as their size makes them unstable. According to Nasa, the lone example of such a star until recent times, which has not exploded, was Eta Carinae.

October 29, 2015
October 29, 2015

Discovery of oxygen on comet 'big surprise'

Stunned scientists announce the unexpected discovery of large quantities of oxygen on a comet which streaked past the Sun in August with a European spacecraft in tow.

October 18, 2015
October 18, 2015

Giant 'hole' in sun is 50 Earths wide

The sun has sprung a leak: A hole in the topmost layer of the sun and its magnetic field, the size of 50 Earths, is letting loose an ultrafast solar wind that has kicked off several nights of auroras down on Earth.

August 11, 2015
August 11, 2015

See-through solar cells

Transparent solar is based on a fact about light that is taught in elementary school, sun transmits energy in the form of invisible ultraviolet and infrared light, as well as visible light.

July 9, 2015
July 9, 2015

Sun X-ray reveals colorful processes

A space telescope designed to look into the furthest-most reaches of space at some of the most energetic phenomena in the known universe has, once again, been turned to face our nearest star, producing a rare and beautiful insight to our X-ray sun.

March 26, 2015
March 26, 2015

Getting ready for the mission to Hell

Two most audacious space missions- Solar Orbiter and Solar Probe Plus, are currently in development and will venture inside the orbit of Mercury to study the Sun

February 26, 2015
February 26, 2015

Astronomers spot quasar fueled by the mass of 12 billion suns

Scientists say they have found the brightest quasar yet in the early universe, a region around a supermassive black hole that blazes with the brightness of 420 trillion suns