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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4 NASA Satellites to Seek Energy Eruptions in Earth's Magnetic Field
NASA's Magnetospheric Multiscale Observatories
March 2nd, 2015
In less than two weeks, NASA will launch a new group of satellites to study the sometimes beautiful, sometimes dangerous phenomenon of magnetic reconnection. This energetic event can wreak havoc on satellites and power grids, or create amazing auroras.
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SpaceX to Try Rocket Landing Again with DSCOVR Satellite Launch
SpaceX will attempt to land a Falcon 9 rocket on it drone ship Just Read The Instructions on Feb. 8, 2015 as part of a reusable rocket technology test. The drone ship is named after the sentient colony ship in the science fiction novels by author Iain M.
February 7th, 2015
When SpaceX launches a long-delayed satellite on Sunday, the company hopes to do the amazing: return a rocket to Earth and land it on a floating platform in the Atlantic Ocean.
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NASA Sun-Watching Probe Celebrates 5 Years in Space (Videos)
This image, taken by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory spacecraft on Feb. 10, 2015, shows a long filament of material snaking above the lower half of the sun.
February 12th, 2015
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) probe celebrated five years in Earth orbit Wednesday (Feb. 11), and the space agency marked the milestone with two new videos celebrating the spacecraft's images and scientific accomplishments.
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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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SpaceX Launches DSCOVR Space Weather Satellite, But No Rocket Landing
February 11th, 2015
A private rocket carrying a space weather satellite, built to help warn Earthlings before a potentially dangerous solar storm strikes the planet, blasted off to orbit today from Florida.
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