In Asian countries, many people wield umbrellas to protect them from the sun. American women used to as well – but then stopped.
Yes, the Sun absolutely spins. In fact, everything in the universe spins. Some things spin faster than the Sun, some are slower and some things spin 'backwards'.
The very hottest stars actually glow blue.
The sun’s phenomena, like flares, can cause solar particles to enter the Earth’s atmosphere, with material effects.
Electricity happens when electrons move from one atom to another.
While the world gathers to see an eclipse, what's the rest of nature doing?
Scientists spend years preparing for the two-minute window of a total solar eclipse.
It's true that here on Earth, if you want to burn something you need oxygen. But the Sun is different. It is not burning with the same kind of flame you would have on Earth if you burned a candle.
An expert explains all the wonderful ways the atmosphere protects life on Earth.
Even if we can prevent a global warming apocalypse, our planet won’t be safe forever – the sun will one day expand. So should we try to move the Earth to a wider orbit?
Exoplanet discovery can help us work out how the Earth will end its days.
The Lagrange mission could greatly improve forecasts of space weather.
There are three ways heat can be shared: conduction, convection and radiation. Find out which one lets heat travel through space.
Simply closing your eyes will protect your eyes from sunlight. But looking straight at it can cause serious damage.
The reason we have seasons is because, during its journey around the Sun, the Earth is tilted.
For indigenous peoples, winter solstice has been a time to honor their ancient sun deity. Their rituals reveal a deep understanding of the natural world.
A bright comet visible in December provides an excellent viewing opportunity for night sky lovers – even potentially with the naked eye.
Voyager 2 launched in 1977 and visited all four gas giants in our Solar System. It's now almost 18 billion kilometres from Earth and has finally joined its twin in interstellar space.
When dozens of US mines planted in waters off the Vietnam coast detonated almost simultaneously in 1972, all eyes turned to the Sun for an explanation.
There are lots of places where it's much, much hotter than the Sun. And the amazing thing is that this heat also makes new atoms - tiny particles that have made their way long ago from stars to us.