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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Tiny 'Nanoflares' May Solve Sun Mystery
Tiny Solar Flares Called 'Nanoflares'
August 13th, 2014
Small 'nanoflares' erupting from the sun might be the key to unlocking a cosmic mystery, according to a new study.
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Sun Erupts with 3rd Huge Solar Flare in 2 Days (Video)
Three X-class flares erupted from the left side of the sun June 10-11, 2014. These images are from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory and show light in a blend of two ultraviolet wavelengths: 171 and 131 angstroms.
June 11th, 2014
The sun is hitting its stride. Earth's closest star shot off yet another powerful solar flare today (June 11) after producing a pair of major solar storms Tuesday (June 10).
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Huge Solar Storm of 2012 Would Have Sparked Calamity on Earth
Sun's Sliding Spurts
July 29th, 2014
If a huge solar eruption in 2012 had hit the Earth, the effects would have been so devastating that we'd still be recovering two years later, scientists working on several new studies conclude.
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Solar 'Mini-Max' Erupts As Quiet Sun Finally Hits Its Peak (Video)
Three X-class flares erupted from the left side of the sun June 10-11, 2014. These images are from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory and show light in a blend of two ultraviolet wavelengths: 171 and 131 angstroms.
June 19th, 2014
The sun is supposed to be at the height of its 11-year active cycle, but for the most part things have been pretty quiet.
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Giant Sun Plasma Tendril Sparks Solar Eruption (Video)
June 4, 2014, Solar Filament Close-Up
June 6th, 2014
A massive formation on the sun made of super-hot magnetic plasma erupted this week in an explosive solar storm captured on video by NASA spacecraft.
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Sun Unleashes 2 Major Solar Flares Back-to-Back (Video)
A massive X2.2 solar flare erupts off the left limb of the sun in this view captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory on June 10, 2014, at 7:41 a.m. EDT.
June 10th, 2014
The sun unleashed two massive solar flares Tuesday (June 10), both of them reaching X-class levels, the biggest storms on the sun. See video of the solar flares here.
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