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23 August 2012, 07:38 AM ET
NASA's twin Radiation Belt Storm Probes will study Earth's radiation-heavy Van Allen Belts.
23 August 2012, 07:16 AM ET
See how twin NASA spacecraft will look inside Earth's radiation belts in this infographic.
20 August 2012, 03:57 PM ET
The Radiation Belt Storm Probes mission was scheduled to blast off Thursday morning.
16 August 2012, 07:01 AM ET
Sprites are ultra-fast bursts of electricity born edge of space.
16 August 2012, 07:00 AM ET
The decadal survey was sponsored by NASA and the National Science Foundation.
15 August 2012, 03:48 PM ET
Rare electromagnetic bursts called 'sprites' that form above thunderstorms were filmed by Japan's NHK television at 10,000 frames per second. In April 2012, the International Space Station also captured the illusive phenomena over Southeast Asia.
14 August 2012, 12:54 PM ET
The coronal mass ejection traveled between 1,800 and 2,200 miles per second.
13 August 2012, 05:36 PM ET
A NASA spacecraft spotted the huge solar filament on the sun.
09 August 2012, 05:17 PM ET
The Radiation Belt Storm Probes have strong shielding to protect from charged particles in space.
09 August 2012, 12:21 PM ET
NASA's Radiation Belt Storm Probe (RBSP) will study the Van Allen Radiation Belts in the Earth's magnetosphere. Dangerous charged particles from the Sun and distant sources pose a threat to astronauts and spacecraft systems.
09 August 2012, 12:21 PM ET
In this space wallpaper, the Radiation Belt Storm Probes Mission, part of NASA's Living With a Star program, will provide unprecedented insight into the physical dynamics of the radiation belts.
09 August 2012, 07:00 AM ET
A pinkish-purple filament snakes between two massive sunspots.
08 August 2012, 05:52 PM ET
The Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RBSP) will study the belts of charged particles around our planet.
07 August 2012, 09:57 AM ET
Looking through ultraviolet filters - a beautiful filament erupting from the Sun's surface can be magnificent, even mystical. On August 4th, 2012, NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory captured sunspots AR1538 and AR1540 sharing super-heated plasma.
07 August 2012, 07:00 AM ET
An amateur astronomer snapped a photo of three solar prominences on the sun.
30 July 2012, 03:32 PM ET
A cloud of plasma and charged particles is expected to deliver a glancing blow to the planet.
29 July 2012, 09:41 PM ET
An M6-Class flare erupted fron Sunspot AR1532 on July 28th, 2012. Earth lies in the the path of the super-heated coronal mass ejection (CME). Geomagnetic storms are possible when the storm arrives.
26 July 2012, 07:00 AM ET
The Hi-C telescope took the photos on a 10-minute suborbital flight.
24 July 2012, 11:53 AM ET
The ethereal green glow of Aurora Australis high over Concordia station in this stunning space wallpaper.
23 July 2012, 03:25 PM ET
A coronal mass ejection from very active sunspot AR1520 was clocked at around 6.5 million miles per hour. The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory captured the fireworks emanating from the far-side of the Sun. Includes - CME forecast track.
22 July 2012, 07:10 AM ET
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20 July 2012, 01:55 PM ET
The flare erupted from a sunspot known as AR 1520.
20 July 2012, 08:46 AM ET
The sun emitted an M7.7 class solar flare on July 19, 2012. This video, taken by the Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), shows the flare in 304 and 335 wavelengths.
20 July 2012, 08:26 AM ET
This time-lapse video created by Brad Goldpaint ( is a visual representation of how the night sky and landscapes co-exist within a world of contradictions.
19 July 2012, 11:01 AM ET
In this space wallpaper, Aurora Australis glows high over Concordia research base on July 18, 2011.
18 July 2012, 06:16 AM ET
NASA astronaut Joe Acaba in space was awestruck by dazzling weekend southern lights on July 14 and 15.
17 July 2012, 09:11 AM ET
Photographer Guy Strong ( ) created this amazing time-lapse of the the aurora borealis over Good Harbor Bay, Michigan in the early morning hours of July 16th, 2012.
16 July 2012, 06:02 PM ET
The northern lights, Jupiter, Venus and the moon put on a dazzling display this past weekend.
16 July 2012, 10:49 AM ET
See spectacular northern lights pictures from July 14-15, 2012, triggered by a huge solar storm.
15 July 2012, 12:17 AM ET
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14 July 2012, 05:00 AM ET
The space weather fallout from a powerful solar flare is pummeling planet Earth.
13 July 2012, 04:23 PM ET
The warning system measures the intensity of charged particles from solar eruptions.
13 July 2012, 12:11 PM ET
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory has provided multiple up close views in different wavelengths of the X1.4-class flare of July 12th, 2012. A geomagnetic storm and aurora sightings over a larger area on Earth are possible on July 14th.
13 July 2012, 11:05 AM ET
Thursday's powerful solar eruption could bring spectacular auroras to the continental United States.
12 July 2012, 04:45 PM ET
See spectacular northern lights pictures from July 2012 sent in to
12 July 2012, 02:43 PM ET
A huge Earth-facing sunspot - Active Region 1520 - unleased an X1.4-class solar flare on July 12, 2012. A coronal mass ejection could be speeding towards Earth to cause geomagnetic havoc.