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'.
01 October 2012, 09:26 AM ET
A series of active regions lined up on the Sun as they rotated into the view of the Solar Dynamics Observatory over a 3 day span (September 22-24, 2012).
27 September 2012, 01:57 PM ET
By far the most massive planet in our solar system, Jupiter features giant hurricanes, auroras, abstract artistic cloudswirls, and maybe even a solid core. It also protects Earth by gravitationally clearing the solar system of asteroids and comets.
24 September 2012, 03:24 PM ET
NASA's RBSP spacecraft produced the clearest-ever recording of choruses in Earth's magnetosphere.
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24 September 2012, 11:07 AM ET
Northern Lights photographer Chad Blakely (lightsoverlapland.com) captured amazing imagery over Abisko National Park on Sept. 19th, 2012. He told his Facebook audience: 'After tonight there is no doubt in my mind that the solar maximum has arrived'
20 September 2012, 07:59 PM ET
Energetic particles in the magnetosphere emit radio waves that are audible to humans. The NASA Radiation Belt Storm Probes mission's (RBSP) instrumentation captured an instance of the event. The 'chorus' phenomenon is well known by scientists.
20 September 2012, 06:21 PM ET
Researchers are zeroing in on these mysterious, croissant-shaped solar structures.
20 September 2012, 01:32 PM ET
The fall equinox marks changing seasons this weekend, with a chance of seeing auroras.
18 September 2012, 06:35 PM ET
The peak in solar activity is predicted for early to mid 2013. The space-based X-Ray Telescope (XRT) aka Hinode mission has been fixated on the Sun for years and the increase in activity is truly stunning.
12 September 2012, 05:51 PM ET
See amazing photos of auroras taken in September 2012.
07 September 2012, 07:00 AM ET
A string-like line of plasma was ejected from the sun Aug. 31.
06 September 2012, 12:15 PM ET
NASA's Solar Dynamic Observatory (SDO) caught a M1.6 flare erupting from the sun just as the probe's eclipse season begins. For the month of September, the Earth will cross the SDO's line of sight, creating eclipses like the one in the video.
05 September 2012, 05:49 PM ET
See spectacular photos of the giant solar prominence of Aug. 31, 2012, during a massive sun eruption.
04 September 2012, 06:10 PM ET
A massive solar eruption provided a treat for skywatchers.
30 August 2012, 04:26 AM ET
See photos of NASA's new twin spacecraft, the Radiation Storm Belt Probes, launching on Aug. 30, 2012.
30 August 2012, 04:07 AM ET
The Radiation Belt Storm Probes are encased in a protective aluminum "suit of armor."