Low-cost telescope reveals sun's tumultuous 'braids'

In some dramatic images, astronomers have for the first time observed magnetic braids of super-hot matter on the surface of the sun, the first clear evidence of energy transfer from its magnetic field to the solar atmosphere or corona.

Solar eruption hits Earth today

'Citizen scientists' have discovered that a major solar storm is to hit the Earth today.

Roman hotel is built from trash

A hotel constructed from rubbish collected from beaches has opened its doors in Rome.