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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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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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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