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How space eruptions happen

Mathematicians have made a discovery which could lead to a better understanding of why huge eruptions occur in space.

First glimpse of star flip

An international team of astrophysicists has, for the first time, discovered a star other than the Sun flipping its north and south magnetic poles.

£2.6m for university mathematicians

Researchers at the University of St Andrews have been awarded £2.6 million to study magnetic activity in the atmosphere of the Sun and the Earth's magnetosphere.

Our enigmatic sun

The Sun is classified as an ordinary, middle-aged star and yet its magnetic field is responsible for some of the most dramatic and energetic phenomena in the solar system, such as solar flares and other eruptions.