Space Weather, Solar Flares & Sun Storms: Latest News
See our amazing collection of stories and features about the increasingly important topic of space weather (aka solar storms).
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The Sun erupted with an M1.3-class flare on June 5ht, 2013. The region it came from (Active Region 1762) continues is very energetic and may erupt with a larger M-Class or X-Class flare in coming days, but is not expected to impact Earth.
Charles Bolden addressed scientists and policymakers at the Space Weather Enterprise Forum in Maryland.
The IRIS spacecraft is designed to study the sun's lower atmosphere in unprecedented detail.
A star smaller than Jupiter regularly fires off flares as powerful as the biggest eruptions from our sun.
P/2010 A2's dust tail stretches nearly three times the distance from the Earth to the moon.
Astronauts on long interplanetary trips will face at least two kinds of radiation hazards. The Mars Science Lab’s Radiation Assessment Detector (RAD) has quantified the risk. Crews could get much more than the current accepted career dose.
Massive 'hot Jupiters', gas giants that orbit close to their stars, are usually tidally locked, which means they have a permanent day side and permanent night side. The extreme differences in temperatures on the two sides drive powerful storms.
An M5-class flare erupted on the Sun on May 22nd, 2013 and magnetic fields worked their magic with super-heated plasma. The flare is seen in a combination of extreme ultraviolet light (at 171 and 304 Angstroms) by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.
If the sun doesn't get us, then the nuclear air bursts will.
The four most spectacular night-sky sights may all be visible soon.
Photographer Thomas Kast (vimeo.com/66083099) imaged the aurora borealis from September 2012 to March 2013. Different shooting locations include the frozen Baltic Sea, Lapland and Oulu in Finland.
A large coronal mass ejection from the active sun could affect entire continents, scientists say.
A new video from a skywatcher in northern Michigan shows amazing views of the auroras and other cosmic wonders over the course of a year.
The eruption shouldn't pose a threat to Earth but may supercharge northern lights displays.
After a day of rest, active region 1748 unleashed class-M1.3 and M3.2 flares on May 16th and 17th, 2013. This same storm blasted 4 X-class flares between May 13 and 15.