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Earth and moon 'double photobomb' of the sun is a NASA rarity

For the first time ever, the Earth and moon pair up to get in the way of the Solar Dynamic Observatory's view of the sun.

By September 15, 2015


Sun looks like a psychedelic marble in new NASA image

A trippy image of the sun created from three sources hints at something that might help us unravel the mysteries of our star -- and dark matter.

By July 9, 2015


Venus shows off her atmosphere backlit by the sun

NASA's heliophysics missions capture a once-in-a-lifetime event: Venus' transit across the surface of the sun.

By July 9, 2015


Five years of the sun in three minutes

To celebrate the work being done by its Solar Dynamics Observatory, NASA has released a video of highlights on the fifth anniversary of its launch.

By February 11, 2015


NASA's solar observatory marks 100 millionth image

The Solar Dynamics Observatory celebrates five years of sun-worshipping by releasing its impressive 100 millionth image of our closest star.

By January 20, 2015


Watch a glorious HD timelapse of sunspot AR 12192

The sunspot that recently rolled across the surface of the sun while spewing out flares has been animated in a magnificent timelapse using NASA SDO images.

By November 10, 2014


NASA tracks giant flare-spewing sunspot across sun

NASA followed the biggest sunspot in many years as it roamed across the face of the sun, releasing solar flares along the way.

By November 3, 2014


NASA catches sun making freaky jack-o'-lantern face

Even our sun isn't immune from cosplay fever. A recent NASA image captures a perfect storm of magnetic fields that give the sun the look of a carved Halloween pumpkin.

By October 13, 2014


NASA spots million-mile-long filament across the sun

A cloud of solar material stretching across the sun has caught NASA's attention, and it's a wonder to behold.

By October 3, 2014


NASA captures footage of enormous solar flare

A new video shows a burst of light leaping off the sun that is so massive the space agency gives it an X-class rating, which denotes the most intense of all flares.

By February 26, 2014