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One day our sun will solidify into a giant crystal orb

One day our sun will solidify into a giant crystal orb

New research suggests that long after our roiling, boiling life-giving star runs out of fuel it will slowly form a cold, dead, super-dense crystal sphere about the size of the Earth that will linger like a translucent tombstone for close to eternity.

Mercury to come closest to Sun on Sunday

Mercury to come closest to Sun on Sunday

Mercury will reach Perihelion, which is the point in its orbit where the planet is closest to the sun, in Qatar Sunday, Qatar Calendar House (QCH) has said.

NASA counts down to launch of first spacecraft to 'touch Sun'

NASA counts down to launch of first spacecraft to 'touch Sun'

NASA counted down Friday to the launch of a $1.5 billion spacecraft that aims to plunge into the Sun's sizzling atmosphere and become humanity's first mission to explore a star.

Mercury to be at farthest point from sun on Friday

Mercury to be at farthest point from sun on Friday

Mercury will reach Aphelion point, which is the farthest point in its orbit around the sun, at 1pm in Qatar on Friday.

Planet Venus set to reach Aphelion point on Tuesday

Planet Venus set to reach Aphelion point on Tuesday

Planet Venus will reach the Aphelion point (farthest point) in its orbit around the sun at 8pm Tuesday, Qatar Calendar House (QCH) has said.

Earth at its closest point to Sun this week

Earth at its closest point to Sun this week

Earth will reach its nearest point (perihelion point) in its orbit around the Sun on January 3, 2018, at 9am local time, Qatar Calendar House (QCH) said in a statement.

Rare total solar eclipse marches across America

Rare total solar eclipse marches across America

The moon blacked out the sun as the first total solar eclipse in a century marched from the US Pacific Northwest to the Atlantic Coast, while millions of Americans looked skyward in wonder.

Looting on the rise in Venezuela supermarkets

Looting on the rise in Venezuela supermarkets

Venezuelan supermarkets are increasingly being targeted by looters as swollen lines and prolonged food shortages spark frustration.