Most stars in the Milky Way that resemble our sun are more likely to host planets that support life than our own.
A completely unexpected spiral structure observed around an ancient star could offer a glimpse of what our own sun has in store.
We all know the sun is round. But according to astronomers, it's a lot rounder than it ought to be, and now they're trying to work out why.
Swiss astronomers say they've found large amounts of dark matter near the sun, by comparing high-quality simulations with real data.
Scientists believe they've discovered the origins of Saturn's turbulent jet streams, which whip across the planet east and west.
A recent study by an international team of astronomers has determined that Earth's moon does indeed have a far-reaching, invisible influence on the Sun's solar wind.
Our sun is moving through the Milky Way more slowly than thought, new data from NASA's Interstellar Boundary Explorer (IBEX) satellite shows.
Just like human eyes, the Hubble Space Telescope can't observe the sun directly - so NASA scientists plan to study Venus's solar transit in June by using the moon as a mirror.
In a little over a month's time, sky-watchers will have what's likely to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, seeing Venus pass across the face of the sun.
The European Space Agency is to launch a mission to the sun that will get closer than ever before.
The sun is well into a flip in polarity - with its north and south poles swapping places - but the process isn't going as expected, scientists say.
Is this a picture of a Death Star-type UFO refueling on the surface of the sun? Well, no.
To the surprise and delight of astronomers, a comet discovered just two weeks ago as it hurtled towards the sun has skimmed the star and re-emerged the other side.
French researchers have backed up the idea that Viking seafarers were able to navigate even on cloudy days by using 'sunstones' with special properties.
NASA is currently developing a Solar Orbiter Heliospheric Imager (SoloHI) and Heavy Ion Sensor (HIS). Both instruments will be placed on the European Space Agency’s newly selected Solar Orbiter mission.
Green beer isn't only for St. Patrick's Day anymore. In Atlanta, SweetWater Brewing Company is remaking its brewery to meet growing demand, and a hefty photovoltaic system is part of the project.
Using data from the STEREO spacecraft, researchers at Southwest Research Institute and the National Solar Observatory have released a video of a coronal mass ejection in 2008 swallowing up the Earth.
Yesterday morning, the sun unleashed a massive flare, its most powerful in nearly five years.
Sun reader data harvested in a hacking attack earlier this month has been posted on Pastebin.
Our sun and its inner planets may not have formed from the same materials, as previously thought, samples returned by NASA’s Genesis mission indicate.