Sun ‘less active’ than similar stars

The Sun is less magnetically active and shows less variability in its brightness than similar stars in the galaxy, scientists say.

To come to this conclusion, published in the journal Science, they analysed 369 candidate stars selected because they resemble the Sun in decisive properties.

“These stars appear nearly identical to the Sun except for their higher variability. Therefore, we speculate that the Sun could potentially also go through epochs of such high variability,” they write.

 

Source: cosmosmagazine.com/space/sun-is-less-active-than-similar-stars?utf

The Sun is less magnetically active and shows less variability in its brightness than similar stars in the galaxy, scientists say. To come to this conclusion, published in the journal Science, they analysed 369 candidate stars selected because they resemble the Sun in decisive properties. “These stars appear nearly identical to the Sun except Continue Reading

Data from Parker Solar Probe’s Third Orbit Now Available to the Public

 

Data from Parker Solar Probe’s Third Orbit Now Available to the Public

NASA’s Parker Solar Probe team released a second collection of science data to the public on April 14, 2020. The release includes science data from all four of Parker Solar Probe’s instrument suites, spanning the mission’s third orbit around the Sun, which began on June 18, 2019 and completed on November 15, 2019.

Source: parkersolarprobe.jhuapl.edu/News-Center/Show-Article.php?articleID=145

  Data from Parker Solar Probe’s Third Orbit Now Available to the Public NASA’s Parker Solar Probe team released a second collection of science data to the public on April 14, 2020. The release includes science data from all four of Parker Solar Probe’s instrument suites, spanning the mission’s third Continue Reading