A lovely short film that will distract you from crappy reality

If you're tired of thinking about government agencies having access to your phone conversations and social network activity, while geolocating your mobile devices, just relax for a minute. There are still beautiful things in the world that we've created with our computers. Like this film, "Hinode." » 6/07/13 4:40pm 6/07/13 4:40pm

Two gigantic holes rip open the Sun

This image, snapped by the Japanese probe Hinode on February 1, looks way more terrifying than it actually is. Most of the top half of the Sun seems to have fallen into a massive black hole, but it's not quite that dramatic. It's actually a coronal hole, a gigantic opening that allows the Sun to vent excess gas.… » 2/14/11 10:47am 2/14/11 10:47am

Breathtaking look at a solar eclipse in space

Back on January 4, the Moon moved in front of the Sun, almost completely blocking our view of the Sun back on Earth. The Japanese-American Hinode satellite snapped this absolutely incredible photo of the eclipse from up in space. » 2/01/11 11:12am 2/01/11 11:12am

Magnetic Structures Larger Than the Sun

We've long seen the results of solar flares on Earth, but haven't been able to predict when they'll strike next. New research released last week has given us a better understanding of solar weather. The massive, looping jets of superheated gas that erupt from the sun are driven by giant magnetic structures that… » 4/08/08 11:40am 4/08/08 11:40am