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13 March 2012, 06:10 PM ET
YouTube users have found a strange dark object tethered to the sun that they say is a refueling UFO spaceship. What is it?
13 March 2012, 10:55 AM ET
The active sun cycle gave skywatchers a thrill on March 12, 2012 at Abisko National Park in Sweden. Chad Blakley captured the striking aurora borealis in its full glory.
12 March 2012, 05:36 PM ET
Skywatchers at high latitudes should be alert for displays of the northern and southern lights.
12 March 2012, 04:20 PM ET
Sunspot 1429 constantly changed over the nine days pointed toward Earth (March 4-12, 2012). NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory watched it wallop Earth with several solar storms. Will it still be active when it come around again?
10 March 2012, 05:58 PM ET
The sun, which has been particularly active lately, unleashed another two big solar flares into space.
09 March 2012, 05:34 PM ET
This week's solar flares have supercharged the northern and southern Lights.
09 March 2012, 12:28 PM ET
The flares are coming from a sunspot seven times the size of Earth.
08 March 2012, 04:53 PM ET
The space station's six astronauts should be safe from the copious radiation being released by the sun this week.
08 March 2012, 04:15 PM ET
Space weather scientists are continuing to monitor the ongoing solar storm.
08 March 2012, 03:51 PM ET
Sunspot group, AR11429, is at it again. When it first began its journey across the Earthward side of the Sun it released an M-class flare, an X-class flare and several more M flares, along with several CMEs.
08 March 2012, 12:01 PM ET
Spacecraft operators are trying to regain the Venus Express probe's startracker cameras.
08 March 2012, 08:14 AM ET
NASA's Steele Hill takes a unique look at our sun using an artistic eye and real-life space photos.
08 March 2012, 01:25 AM ET
The effects of the solar storm are expected to last at least 24 hours, experts say.
07 March 2012, 05:57 PM ET
Well-placed skywatchers could be treated to spectacular light shows this week.
07 March 2012, 12:40 PM ET
The solar storm is one of the strongest in five years and could supercharge northern lights displays.
07 March 2012, 11:47 AM ET
The most intense solar flare seen this year is likely to herald a strong geomagnetic storm around Earth on March 8th and 9th 2012, as sunspot cluster AR1429 continues to blast coronal mass ejections (CMEs).
07 March 2012, 09:09 AM ET
In early March 2012, the sun fired off several huge solar flares.
07 March 2012, 07:03 AM ET
The sun unleashed two major X-class solar flares in about one hour on March 6, 2012.
06 March 2012, 07:00 AM ET
The sun appears to be waking up after an extended lull in activity.
06 March 2012, 07:00 AM ET
The eruptions are caused by discontinuities in the solar wind.
05 March 2012, 06:04 PM ET
A potent X1 class flare, blasting a dazzling coronal mass ejection, left the Sun early on March 5th 2012 caused by sunspot cluster 4X the size of Earth. An earlier M2 class flare also produced a CME that may cause a geomagnetic storm.
05 March 2012, 05:26 PM ET
Several NASA spacecraft are in the path of a coming radiation storm, scientists say.
05 March 2012, 03:15 PM ET
As the solar wind flows around Venus, it creates similar space weather effects as it does near Earth.
05 March 2012, 10:04 AM ET
An X1-class flare spewed from the sun and triggered a coronal mass ejection.
05 March 2012, 07:00 AM ET
Astronauts have taken stunning video of the light shows.
03 March 2012, 11:40 AM ET
The sun seems constant, but it boils constantly with virulent activity.
02 March 2012, 05:38 PM ET
The sun erupted on March 2, 2012 producing an M3 flare. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) and Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO) were on hand to observe the fireworks that may cause auroras to light up the northern skies.
02 March 2012, 05:01 PM ET
The sun erupted on March 2, 2012 producing an M3 flare. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) and Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO) were on hand to observe the fireworks that may cause auroras to light up the northern skies.
02 March 2012, 09:45 AM ET
The International Space Station has a unique view of geomagnetic storms as it flys above the green and through the purple and red lights produced by oxygen atoms in various states of excitation. The science behind the phenomenon is examined.
29 February 2012, 05:19 PM ET
In theory, we could visit the sun. But the trip is long — about 93 million miles one way.
27 February 2012, 04:19 PM ET
Four of the eruptions came within a 24-hour period.
26 February 2012, 01:01 PM ET
Scientists think they know how the electrons that cause Earth's auroras get moving so fast.
25 February 2012, 07:00 AM ET
See amazing views of auroras, galaxies, rocket launches and more in our top space photos for the week of Feb. 25, 2012.
24 February 2012, 09:26 AM ET
This mind-bending look at our day and night sky – including some auroras – was cut together by Randy Halverson ( The score was composed by Bear McCreary (Battlestar Galactica, The Walking Dead, Eureka, etc.).
22 February 2012, 05:05 PM ET
Skywatcher Shawn Malone snapped some stunning views of a weekend northern lights show on Feb. 18.
22 February 2012, 04:02 PM ET
Don't miss some of the best photos of auroras taken in February 2012.