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NASA satellite captures 'smiling Sun'. Know the science behind it

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), an agency under the United States Department of Commerce, has issued a G1 (minor) geomagnetic storm warning for Saturday, as Earth is currently in the firing line of the trio of solar wind streams, which could hit our planet in the next few days.

The three dark patches that made the Sun ‘smiling’ are coronal holes- regions of open magnetic field line structures allowing solar wind to readily escape into space.(@NASASun/ Twitter)
The three dark patches that made the Sun ‘smiling’ are coronal holes- regions of open magnetic field line structures allowing solar wind to readily escape into space.(@NASASun/ Twitter)
Updated on Oct 28, 2022 08:49 PM IST

Fascinating animated video comparing Jupiter's size to other planets goes viral

This animated video that was recently shared on Twitter and went viral, shows how much bigger Jupiter is, compared to planet Earth.

Screengrab from the viral Twitter video that shows how much bigger Jupiter is, compared to planet Earth. (Twitter/@physicsJ)
Screengrab from the viral Twitter video that shows how much bigger Jupiter is, compared to planet Earth. (Twitter/@physicsJ)
Published on Apr 29, 2022 05:09 PM IST

How strong was this week's solar eruption? 'Earth may have dodged a bullet'

The massive eruption of February 15 came shorty after the solar explosion of February 4 which destroyed 40 SpaceX satellites.

Giant solar eruption of February 15. (Photo: ESA's Solar Orbiter)
Giant solar eruption of February 15. (Photo: ESA's Solar Orbiter)
Published on Feb 20, 2022 07:06 AM IST

Nasa spacecraft ‘touches’ the Sun. What this historic milestone means

According to Nasa, the success of the Parker Solar Probe represents much more than technological innovation. The spacecraft's landmark achievement has restored hope about solving age-old mysteries about the red-hot star.

The rocketship, called the Parker Solar Probe, successfully entered and flew through the Sun's upper atmosphere – the corona. (Graphic via Nasa)
The rocketship, called the Parker Solar Probe, successfully entered and flew through the Sun's upper atmosphere – the corona. (Graphic via Nasa)
Updated on Dec 15, 2021 11:04 AM IST

Saturn, Earth to come the closest today. Check time here

Saturn will appear bright even with the naked eye and it can be seen throughout the night in August.

Saturn and Earth will be closest to each other at 11.30am Indian Standard Time (IST). (Representative Photo)
Saturn and Earth will be closest to each other at 11.30am Indian Standard Time (IST). (Representative Photo)
Published on Aug 02, 2021 09:41 AM IST
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