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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Spectacular Northern Lights Show Could Continue This Weekend (Photos, Video)
Aurora Over Lake Superior by Malone
June 25th, 2015
The northern lights, also known as the aurora borealis, painted the sky with brilliant ribbons of color this week, and the colorful displays could continue, following another solar explosion spotted by NASA.
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Sun Storm Supercharges Northern Lights, Wowing Skywatchers (Photos)
Astronaut Scott Kelly's Photo of an Aurora
June 23rd, 2015
Auroras reached as far south as Philadelphia yesterday (June 22) after a massive burst of particles was ejected from the sun and pummeled Earth's atmosphere. This strong solar storm continues to rage, and auroras are expected be visible again tonight.
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Northern Lights Shimmer in Gorgeous 5-Hour Time-Lapse (Video)
Auroras over Maine
June 27th, 2015
For five hours, the sun's radiation created a stunning display over the dark skies of Maine.
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Wild Weather of Distant Stars May Affect Chances for Alien Life
Extrasolar planets
May 20th, 2015
Alien planets likely experience "space weather," just like Earth's solar system. A team of scientists is trying to determine if such weather could make other planets inhospitable to life.
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New Solar Storm Tool Could Give 24 Hours' Notice of Space Weather
Jan. 7, 2015 Solar Blast
June 16th, 2015
The sun is constantly roiling with activity, and every so often, it ejects a huge cloud of magnetized gas particles. If these particles hit Earth, they can bring power grids, GPS navigation and communications to a standstill as they're blasted by electrom
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