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Places like Sunder Nursery, Nehru Park and Okhla Bird Sanctuary have become green havens for Delhiites wishing to ditch the maddening crowds and get some winter sunshine in the pandemic.(Photo: Tarasha/HT)

Delhi winter: Soak in the sun at these scenic spots in the city

By Mallika Bhagat | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2021 01:12 AM IST
Wish to bask in the sun, but don’t want to worry about rubbing shoulders with a crowd due to Covid-19 situation? Here are some lush green places in Delhi-NCR that offer a chance to do just that!
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The image shows a total solar eclipse.(NASA)
The image shows a total solar eclipse.(NASA)

Parts of South America set to experience total solar eclipse today, NASA shares post

By Srimoyee Chowdhury | Hindustan Times, New DElhi
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 12:05 AM IST
If you are a space enthusiast and planning to catch the event, then you may find this post helpful.
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The image is a screenshot from the video shared by NASA.(YouTube/NASA Goddard)
The image is a screenshot from the video shared by NASA.(YouTube/NASA Goddard)

NASA shares video of the Sun created using pics captured for over 20 years. It’s mesmerising

By Trisha Sengupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2020 07:20 PM IST
The video prompted people to share all sorts of comments.
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The clip by NASA may make you wonder about the wonderful star of our solar system.(Twitter/@NASASun)
The clip by NASA may make you wonder about the wonderful star of our solar system.(Twitter/@NASASun)

Scientists turn ‘jiggle’ inside the Sun into sound. Heard it yet?

By Trisha Sengupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON NOV 23, 2020 08:46 AM IST
In the video, Alex Young, associate director for science in the Heliophysics Science Division at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, also describes what creates the sound inside the Sun.
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The image was shared on NASA Sun & Space Twitter account.(Twitter/@NASASun)
The image was shared on NASA Sun & Space Twitter account.(Twitter/@NASASun)

Have you seen this pic where the Sun looks like a huge flaming jack-o’-lantern? It’s eerie

By Trisha Sengupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2020 11:50 AM IST
The image was originally captured in 2014. However, it came into the limelight again after recently being shared on NASA Sun & Space Twitter account.
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This artistic illustration depicts the Venusian surface and atmosphere, as well as phosphine molecules. These molecules float in the windblown clouds of Venus at altitudes of 55 to 80 km, absorbing some of the millimetre waves that are produced at lower altitudes. They were detected in Venus’s high clouds in data from the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope and the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array, in which ESO is a partner.(via REUTERS)
This artistic illustration depicts the Venusian surface and atmosphere, as well as phosphine molecules. These molecules float in the windblown clouds of Venus at altitudes of 55 to 80 km, absorbing some of the millimetre waves that are produced at lower altitudes. They were detected in Venus’s high clouds in data from the James Clerk Maxwell Telescope and the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array, in which ESO is a partner.(via REUTERS)

Venus, named for the goddess of love, is no cuddly place

By Reuters | Posted by: Alfea Jamal | Reuters
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 04:22 PM IST
Scientists have spotted evidence of potential life on the planet Venus, though they emphasized that more work needs to be done to confirm whether or not life - possibly aerial microbes - exists or whether there is an alternative non-biological explanation for their findings.
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For a long time, researchers have believed that there is not much of interest going on in the Sun during the passive period, therefore not worth studying. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)
For a long time, researchers have believed that there is not much of interest going on in the Sun during the passive period, therefore not worth studying. (Representational Image)(Unsplash)

The Sun might be more active than expected during its passive period

By Asian News International | Posted by Saumya Sharma | Washington D.C.[USA]
UPDATED ON AUG 06, 2020 07:47 PM IST
Solar activity can even cause major damage, as solar storms caused by solar flares can damage satellites, electricity networks and radio frequency communications. Research helps to prepare for such damage.
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“Tiny “campfires” dotting the Sun’s surface”, tweeted NASA Sun & Space.(Twitter/@NASASun)
“Tiny “campfires” dotting the Sun’s surface”, tweeted NASA Sun & Space.(Twitter/@NASASun)

Solar probe snaps sun’s closest-ever photos, reveals tiny ‘campfires’ on surface

By Reuters | Posted By: Trisha Sengupta | Washington
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2020 12:10 PM IST
Solar Orbiter’s primary mission of examining the sun’s polar regions will help researchers understand the origins of the solar wind.
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The image is taken from the timelapse video of the Sun shared by NASA.(YouTube/@NASA Goddard)
The image is taken from the timelapse video of the Sun shared by NASA.(YouTube/@NASA Goddard)

NASA’s 10-year-long timelapse video of the Sun is simply magnificent. Watch

By Trisha Sengupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 27, 2020 01:48 PM IST
Shared on NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center’s YouTueb profile, the video has now gathered over 6.7 lakh views – and counting.
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Featuring Nitin Chahal (A fitness model and YouTube influencer)(Yatan Ahluwalia)
Featuring Nitin Chahal (A fitness model and YouTube influencer)(Yatan Ahluwalia)

Men’s style and grooming by Yatan Ahluwalia: Stun the sun this summer!

By Yatan Ahluwalia | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2020 11:48 PM IST
The grooming and style guide for the dark and handsome to look smoking hot!
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Google is celebrating Leap Day today with a doodle.(Google)
Google is celebrating Leap Day today with a doodle.(Google)

Google marks Leap Day with a doodle

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 29, 2020 07:37 AM IST
Leap Day, which comes every four years on February 29, is a day observed in various solar calenders including Gregorian calendar.
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The Internet has since exploded with memes that compare the sun’s surface with chikki.(Twitter)
The Internet has since exploded with memes that compare the sun’s surface with chikki.(Twitter)

Chikki, caramel popcorn or mac n cheese? Twitter divided on sun’s surface pic

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2020 01:09 PM IST
Tweeple have been sharing posts to show the sun’s uncanny resemblance with snacks and desserts. Yes, chikki included.
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The cell-like structures are roughly the size of the US state of Texas. They are convecting masses of hot, excited gas, or plasma.(Twitter/@NSF)
The cell-like structures are roughly the size of the US state of Texas. They are convecting masses of hot, excited gas, or plasma.(Twitter/@NSF)

Sun’s surface seen in remarkable new detail

By Indo Asian News Service | London
UPDATED ON JAN 30, 2020 01:50 PM IST
The Daniel K Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST) on Hawaii has released pictures that show features as small as 30km across the sun. The telescope will be used to study the Sun’s workings.
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And their Instagram posts from warm sun-kissed beaches are turning us, shivering in Delhi’s winters, green with envy. However, their holiday snaps are setting some stylish goals too.(INSTAGRAM)
And their Instagram posts from warm sun-kissed beaches are turning us, shivering in Delhi’s winters, green with envy. However, their holiday snaps are setting some stylish goals too.(INSTAGRAM)

Sara Ali Khan, Katrina Kaif, Alia Bhatt, Priyanka Chopra Jonas soak up the sun in style at their beachy vacations

By Alfea Jamal | Hindustan Times, Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2020 01:23 PM IST
And their Instagram posts from warm sun-kissed beaches are turning us, shivering in Delhi’s winters, green with envy. However, their holiday snaps are setting some stylish goals too.
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Even the rising prices of milk have failed to deter residents from grabbing a cuppa, which usually(HARSIMAR PAL SINGH/HT)
Even the rising prices of milk have failed to deter residents from grabbing a cuppa, which usually(HARSIMAR PAL SINGH/HT)

Ludhiana tea vendors make hay while sun hardly shines

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Ludhiana, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON DEC 23, 2019 11:22 PM IST
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Celina Jaitly Haag makes her Bollywood comeback with Ram Kamal Mukherjee’s homage to late Rituparno Ghosh(Vickky Idnaani photography)
Celina Jaitly Haag makes her Bollywood comeback with Ram Kamal Mukherjee’s homage to late Rituparno Ghosh(Vickky Idnaani photography)

Season in the sun: Putting the spotlight back on Rituparno Ghosh

By Ananya Ghosh | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2019 01:37 AM IST
Journalist-turned-director Ram Kamal Mukherjee’s latest movie is a UN-endorsed tribute to the late queer National Award winning Bengali director, and the fight for LGBTQIA+ rights
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England all-rounder Ben Stokes(Action Images via Reuters)
England all-rounder Ben Stokes(Action Images via Reuters)

Ben Stokes takes legal action against ‘The Sun’ over story about his family’s tragic past

By Press Trust of India | London
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2019 07:19 PM IST
Over a month after the incident, Ben Stokes and his mother Deborah have filed proceedings against English daily ‘The Sun’ for invasion of privacy.
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What kind of ultraviolet radiation is the worst for our skin? And how exactly does the sun damage it? Those two questions are at the heart of the study.(Unsplash)
What kind of ultraviolet radiation is the worst for our skin? And how exactly does the sun damage it? Those two questions are at the heart of the study.(Unsplash)

Here is how sun damages our skin: study

By Asian News International | Washington D.C.
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2019 03:01 PM IST
What kind of ultraviolet radiation is the worst for our skin? And how exactly does the sun damage it? Those two questions are at the heart of the study.
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LightSail 2 puts it into practice via a sail made from Mylar that unfurls to a size of 32sq meters. (Representational image)
LightSail 2 puts it into practice via a sail made from Mylar that unfurls to a size of 32sq meters. (Representational image)

Lightsail 2 powers flight with sun’s photons

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2019 12:35 PM IST
The Planetary Society recently announced that its LightSail 2 spacecraft, which was launched in June this year, had successfully raised its orbit using only the power of photons from the Sun.
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The Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle, GSLV MkIII-M1 rocket, carrying Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft, lifting off from the Second Launch Pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota on Monday. (ANI Photo)
The Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle, GSLV MkIII-M1 rocket, carrying Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft, lifting off from the Second Launch Pad at the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota on Monday. (ANI Photo)

New missions lined up for Isro; Sun the next stop

By Anonna Dutt | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 23, 2019 01:27 AM IST
In the first half of 2020, the Isro will attempt a purely scientific mission to the Sun, previous announcements by the agency said. The mission to the Sun, called Aditya-L1, will see Isro sending a satellite 1.5 million kms away from Earth to the L1 point.
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A net meter is a bidirectional meter that counts the power produced by an on-grid solar photovoltaic system as well as the power it imports from the electricity grid when it falls short of meeting consumption demands.(HT Photo)
A net meter is a bidirectional meter that counts the power produced by an on-grid solar photovoltaic system as well as the power it imports from the electricity grid when it falls short of meeting consumption demands.(HT Photo)

Gurugram all set to fully harness power of sun

By Sharanya Munsi | Hindustan Times, Gurugram
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2019 07:59 AM IST
SS Arora, a 63-year-old retired businessman, had always been a solar enthusiast. When he installed a solar water heater at his Sector 10A residence in 2000, he says his neighbours laughed.
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Solar fares are eruptions of high-energy radiation from the sun’s surface and can cause radio and magnetic disturbances on the earth.(AP)
Solar fares are eruptions of high-energy radiation from the sun’s surface and can cause radio and magnetic disturbances on the earth.(AP)

TIFR scientists find increase in electric current in sun’s magnetic regions

By Snehal Fernandes | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2019 07:23 PM IST
Findings to help protect satellites based in earth’s outer environment
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However, it is not just international destinations that residents are flocking to, but cooler destinations in the country. Along with heat, another primary factor residents are battling is high pollution levels.(HT Photo)
However, it is not just international destinations that residents are flocking to, but cooler destinations in the country. Along with heat, another primary factor residents are battling is high pollution levels.(HT Photo)

Residents move to cooler cities for a break from sun and sweat

By Kankana Roy Jain | Hindustan Times, Gurugram
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2019 02:06 AM IST
Sriparana Chakraborty, a photographer and DLF Phase 3 resident, is currently in Paris. She said, “It is a blessing that I could leave the 45 degrees Celsius gas burner that the city becomes every year.
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Surajit Mondal, lead author of AIRCARS project said that previously people could look at only the bright flares which are the tip of the iceberg.(HT Photo)
Surajit Mondal, lead author of AIRCARS project said that previously people could look at only the bright flares which are the tip of the iceberg.(HT Photo)

National Centre for Radio Astrophysics scientists make deepest radio image of the Sun

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Pune
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2019 02:23 PM IST
The team generated higher contrast images of the Sun at hundreds of closely spaced frequencies at every half-a-second, totalling million images/hour.
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Students made to stand in sun for not paying fees; case registered against school management(HT File Photo)
Students made to stand in sun for not paying fees; case registered against school management(HT File Photo)

Students made to stand in sun for not paying fees; case registered against school management

By Press Trust of India | Thiruvananthapuram
PUBLISHED ON MAR 31, 2019 06:08 AM IST
The case was registered based on media reports, the commission said. The Kerala Human Rights Commission has also registered a case against the school.
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BTS on Good Morning America.(Twitter/BTS_BigHit)
BTS on Good Morning America.(Twitter/BTS_BigHit)

K-pop’s sun rises on Western television

By Farozan Akhtar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2019 02:01 PM IST
K-pop idols’ appearances on Western television are proof of their surging popularity.
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Prediction of the upcoming solar cycle, also called sunspot cycle, will help in strategically plan missions to space and in the upkeep of space-based technologies.(Reuters File / Nasa / Representative Image)
Prediction of the upcoming solar cycle, also called sunspot cycle, will help in strategically plan missions to space and in the upkeep of space-based technologies.(Reuters File / Nasa / Representative Image)

Sun’s behavior to change from 2020. This is how it will help space missions

By Snehal Fernandes | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 07, 2018 09:21 AM IST
According to scientists, predicting the solar cycle is important because the sun’s activity influences environmental conditions in the space. This adversely affects satellites and space-based technologies such as telecommunications and navigational networks.
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A “super-Earth” has been discovered orbiting the closest single star to our Sun.(HT File Photo)
A “super-Earth” has been discovered orbiting the closest single star to our Sun.(HT File Photo)

Super-Earth: Our new neighbour

By Agence France-Presse | Paris
UPDATED ON NOV 16, 2018 08:37 AM IST
The planet, known for now as Barnard’s Star b, is the second nearest to Earth outside the solar system and orbits its host star once every 233 days.
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Managed by Shree Bhairav Seva Samiti, Bhiwandi, the school teaches 202 students across 20 classrooms (from nursery to class 10) with speech and hearing impairment free of charge.
Managed by Shree Bhairav Seva Samiti, Bhiwandi, the school teaches 202 students across 20 classrooms (from nursery to class 10) with speech and hearing impairment free of charge.

Sun shines bright on Bhiwandi school, brings electricity bill to zero

By Badri Chatterjee | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 20, 2018 09:51 AM IST
With 94 panels the system generates between 90 and 120 units depending upon the amount of sunlight it receives
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This image made available by NASA shows an artist's rendering of the Parker Solar Probe approaching the Sun. It's designed to take solar punishment like never before, thanks to its revolutionary heat shield that’s capable of withstanding 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit (1,370 degrees Celsius).(AP)
This image made available by NASA shows an artist's rendering of the Parker Solar Probe approaching the Sun. It's designed to take solar punishment like never before, thanks to its revolutionary heat shield that’s capable of withstanding 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit (1,370 degrees Celsius).(AP)

NASA’s solar probe mission: Last minute glitch delays take-off, may fly tomorrow

By Agence France-Presse | Tampa (US)
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2018 02:35 PM IST
The problem had to do with the gaseous helium pressure alarm on the spacecraft, officials said
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