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The Solar Eclipse In 22 Stellar Photos

This morning, a total solar eclipse was visible from the Faeroe Islands and Svalbard, Norway, and a partial solar eclipse from many parts of Europe, Northern Africa and Northern Asia. These stellar photos shows the astronomical event that darkened the skies.


How The Energy Grid Handles The Surge After A Solar Eclipse

The solar eclipse which covered much of Europe on March 20 was the continent’s first for 16 years. Back in 1999, as people stopped staring at the sun and got back on with their day they caused a power surge which still stands as a UK record — greater than anything after a football match or royal wedding.


The Best Solar Eclipse Videos

A perfect recipe to enjoy Sunday: just watch these videos of today’s solar eclipse over and over again from different locations across our planet and even around the universe. We’ve collected videos from space, from a place that looks like Hoth on Earth and so many more. Even if you missed it earlier, you’ll see it better than ever now.


Our Cities Could Become High-Density Solar Power Plants

Solar energy has a dark side. Those gargantuan plants that sprawl out like deconstructed disco balls sacrifice valuable open space and put wildlife — and possibly human lives — at risk. A new study by Stanford researchers says that focusing our solar energy efforts in already-developed urban areas could yield more power — by collecting energy where we actually use it.


What It Looks Like In The Arctic Circle When The Sun Never Sets

Video: This time lapse shows what 24 hours of a summer day (and I guess, a summer night) looks like in the Arctic Circle. You can see the Sun rising and setting like it normally does anywhere else but instead of disappearing beyond the horizon as the Earth turns, it pops right back up and the world never turns dark.


Sun Keeps Damaging Skin Cells For Hours After Exposure

When you think you’ve had enough sun, you probably move into the shade. But, according to a new study, that might not be soon enough — because it turns out that sun keeps damaging skin for hours after exposure.


Spectacular Video Shows The Beautiful And Epic Explosions On The Sun

To celebrate the fifth anniversary of NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, NASA put out this video of all the coolest, jaw-dropping explosions that happened on our sun over the past five years. You basically watch the sun dance with shooting flares and solar loops. It’s unreal.


Hey, Sun, Why So Serious?

NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory captured a huge filament on the unhappy face of our sun on February 10. The scary fissure, which looks like a grimace on the surface of the star, is actually an enormous swatch of colder material hovering in the sun’s atmosphere.


This Video Shows What Earth Would Look Like With Different Suns

We’re so accustomed to our sun and moon that sometimes we hardly recognise how they form our view of the planet. This video will make you think about them afresh.


New Blackhole Hunter Takes First Photo, And It Is Absolutely Stunning

NuSTAR — NASA’s Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, the most sensitive high energy X-ray telescope ever invented — has taken its first picture of the Sun ever and it looks absolutely amazing. Like the prettiest Christmas tree ornament.