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Why the sun will soon get dimmer

By 2050, our sun is expected to be unusually cool. It’s what scientists have termed a “grand minimum” — a particularly low point in what is otherwise a steady 11-year...

How Solar Eclipses Work

A solar eclipse is a celestial phenomenon that does not occur very often, but they are fascinating to watch when they do. On those rare occasions when you are in...

How the Sun Works

When’s the last time you gazed upward and marveled at the mysterious, life-giving force that is the sun? If you believe the whole staring-at-the-sun-makes-you-go-blind thing (which is actually true), you’re...