- Mar 26, 2012A new study shows how the solar storms of March 8th through 10th dumped enough energy in Earth's upper atmosphere to power every residence in New York City for two years. Studying how the Sun affects the Earth is important in understanding our planet's habitability.
- Dec 1, 2011Roughly 5 billion years from now, the Sun will begin to swell as a red giant. But life on Earth will feel the effects of an aging Sun long before then. What can we do to survive?
- Apr 18, 2011In 2008, sunspots all but vanished and the Sun became eerily quiet. It was the deepest solar minimum in nearly a century. Now, after three long years, the Sun is becoming active once again. Life on Earth is intricately linked to solar activity. Studying the
- Mar 10, 2011NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft is changing its orientation in order to determine which direction the Sun's stream of charged particles banks as it approaches the edge of the Solar System. Studying the solar wind is important for astrobiologists trying to understand the nature of our