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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See NASA Launch Rockets Into the Northern Lights in These Spectacular Photos
Four Rockets Launch with Aurora
January 31st, 2015
The gorgeous green glow of the northern lights served as a backdrop for bright white rocket tails in a set of amazing new photos. Five rockets launched from Poker Flat Research Range in Alaska this week carried experiments aimed at studying the science be
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100 Million Sun Photos! NASA Spacecraft Hits Shutterbug Milestone
NASA's powerful Solar Dynamics Observatory has taken its 100 millionth photo of the sun with its Advanced Imaging Assembly instrument. The space-based observatory hit the photo milestone on Jan. 19. 2015.
January 22nd, 2015
The Atmospheric Imaging Assembly (AIA), one of three instruments flying on the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), reached the mind-boggling milestone Monday (Jan. 19).
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Giant Sun Storm of 2012 Shown in Fiery Detail (Video)
2012 Solar Storm
December 14th, 2014
NASA released a video with incredible views of the massive coronal mass ejection that erupted from the sun in July 2012.
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Sun Fires Off First Strong Solar Flare of 2015 (Video)
First Solar Flare of 2015
January 14th, 2015
The sun released its first significant solar flare of 2015 on Monday night, and started off the New Year with a BANG! See the video
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Active Sun Unleashes Massive Solar Flare
A powerful X1.8-class solar flare erupts from the sun on Dec. 19, 2014 in this view from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory spacecraft tracking sun weather.
December 20th, 2014
The sun fired off a massive solar flare late Friday (Dec. 19), after days of intense storms from our nearest star. The huge solar flare registered as an X1.8-class event, the most powerful type of flare possible, and was captured on camera by NASA's powe
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