This Mind-Bogglingly Gigantic Sunspot Is Roughly The Size of Our Entire Planet

A new telescope taking on the task of staring at the Sun has delivered incredible new images of solar activity. The US National Science Foundation’s Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope commenced science operations for the first time on Wednesday 23 February 2022. It’s the largest solar telescope in the world, and its high-resolution observations of … Read more

Gigantic Eruption From ‘Dragon’ Star Is a Dire Warning About The Sun

In the search for “potentially-habitable” extrasolar planets, one of the main things scientists look at is stellar activity. Whereas stars like our own, a G-type (G2V) yellow dwarf, are considered stable over time, other classes are variable and prone to flare-ups – particularly M-type red dwarf stars.   Even if a star has multiple planets … Read more