04 January 2013, 06:58 AM ET
The sun's 11-year solar weather cycle is expected to hit its peak in 2013, but may fizzle compared to past events.
04 January 2013, 01:29 AM ET
See how solar flares, sun storms and huge eruptions from the sun work in this SPACE.com infographic.
02 January 2013, 06:00 AM ET
The sun spouted off fireworks on New Year's Eve with a striking solar eruption.
31 December 2012, 02:57 PM ET
The Sun helps ring in 2013 with two massive blasts off its eastern limb (as seen by the Solar Dynamics Observatory on December 31st, 2012).
19 December 2012, 09:10 AM ET
Veteran northern lights photographer Chad Blakley (lightsoverlapland.com) says that the 2012-2013 season "has the potential to be the best in many years". Blakley recently captured another powerful ionized oxygen aurora over Abisko National Park.
17 December 2012, 06:00 AM ET
The online Slooh Space Camera will help viewers keep tabs on the heavens all week.
14 December 2012, 07:00 AM ET
Humanity has just one week left to get its affairs in order, if you believe the doomsayers.
13 December 2012, 03:08 PM ET
The aurora borealis was in full swing during the second week of December 2012. Chad Blakley (www.lightsoverlapland.com) was on-hand at Abisko National Park and compiled these incredible time-lapses.
30 November 2012, 03:52 PM ET
The camera revealed a never-seen-before phenomenon.
30 November 2012, 11:39 AM ET
The Murchison Widefield Array radio telescope will be able to identify the trajectory of solar storms, increasing the warning time by 4 times what it is currently. This time-lapse shows the array amongst the scenery of Western Australia's outback.
29 November 2012, 05:50 PM ET
Mercury is the closest planet to the sun, yet still has shadowy secrets.
28 November 2012, 01:01 PM ET
A sun eruption could have sent cosmic ray particles that created a rush of radioactive carbon-14.
27 November 2012, 04:09 PM ET
Although decaying, the Sun's active region (AR1618) erupted with an M1.6 flare on November 27th. Captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. There is no threat of geomagnetic storms on Earth.
26 November 2012, 08:46 AM ET
The birth and evolution of an active region on the Sun (AR1618) was captured over 8 days by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. Magnetic fields from the interior of the Sun rise to the surface to form these sunspots.
17 November 2012, 09:27 AM ET
The huge solar eruption does not appear to be aimed at Earth, NASA says.
16 November 2012, 06:14 PM ET
A giant explosion on the Sun was captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory on November 16th, 2012. It sent a coronal mass ejection into Space but not in Earth's direction.
16 November 2012, 07:00 AM ET
A six-minute NASA mission to study faint flares on the sun successfully launched earlier this month, the space agency said.
15 November 2012, 01:55 PM ET
See photos of Earth's northern lights during November 2012 taken by SPACE.com readers and others.
15 November 2012, 09:57 AM ET
Photographer Guy Strong (www.guystrongphotography.com) captured the aurora borealis just outside of Leland, Michagan on November 14th, 2012.
09 November 2012, 03:15 PM ET
The twin spacecraft will now be known as the Van Allen Probes.
30 October 2012, 03:09 PM ET
Here's a brief rundown of the spookiest things in space, from vampire stars to zombie planets.
25 October 2012, 11:26 AM ET
Extreme Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope (EIT) space wallpaper of a huge, handle-shaped prominence taken on Sept. 14,1999.
23 October 2012, 04:50 PM ET
See how different types of solar flares stack up in this SPACE.com infographic.
23 October 2012, 03:39 PM ET
See images of the solar flare that erupted on Oct. 22, 2012.
23 October 2012, 10:53 AM ET
An X1.8 flare erupted from the Sun on October 22, 2012. Radio interruption and geomagnetic storms may be imminent.
23 October 2012, 10:38 AM ET
Radiation from the solar flare briefly interrupted radio communications on Earth.
22 October 2012, 07:00 AM ET
Gradient filters aren't just for photographers. Astronomers use them, too.
19 October 2012, 06:19 PM ET
A spectacular solar prominence larger than the Earth erupted from the sun on Friday (Oct. 19).
15 October 2012, 07:00 AM ET
Glass beads in moon rocks revealed a link to the sun.
11 October 2012, 02:08 PM ET
A photography student took this time-lapse video of the Northern Lights, colorful foliage and scenery in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
08 October 2012, 11:30 AM ET
See photos of Earth's northern lights sent in for Oct. 2012.
08 October 2012, 11:09 AM ET
Sun spots might appear small and innocent, but they hint at powerful forces at work on the surface of the Sun, forces that can wreak havoc on our electronic devices when they cause solar flares and coronal mass ejections.
08 October 2012, 10:21 AM ET
A wave of solar particles from the sun may amp up the northern lights displays on Earth Monday night (Oct. 8).
05 October 2012, 04:14 PM ET
Painterly auroras occur when charged particles from the sun get caught in our planets magnetic field and pulled down near one of our poles. The variety of colors are the result of different electromagnetic reactions with oxygen and nitrogen.
04 October 2012, 02:40 PM ET
Far from Earth and the inner solar system two massive gas giants patrol the outer reaches of our solar system; Uranus knocked on its axis and Neptune, wrapped in a cobalt blue atmosphere of inexplicably fast winds.
01 October 2012, 11:10 AM ET
NASA's Radiation Belt Storm Probes mission (RBSP) captured radio waves emitted by energetic particles in the magnetosphere. The 'chorus' phenomenon is well known by scientists and is also known as 'Earthsong'.