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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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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SpaceX Launches DSCOVR Space Weather Satellite, But No Rocket Landing
DSCOVR Launch
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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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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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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