16 April 2012, 04:08 PM ET
An active sunspot that merely hours before erupted and lofted a coronal mass ejection, exploded again in a breathtaking display on April 16, 2012. It was not Earth-directed, but this volatile region will have our planet in its sights in coming days.
16 April 2012, 12:07 PM ET
The team took advantage of a dazzling northern lights show early Thursday morning.
16 April 2012, 10:02 AM ET
Researchers led by physicist Ben Longmier (in fur hat) launch a weather balloon to examine Alaska's dazzling northern lights in the early morning hours of April 12, 2012. Such auroras are the result of geomagnetic storms.
16 April 2012, 07:00 AM ET
Snowshoeing in the Alaska wilderness is no walk in the park.
13 April 2012, 03:23 PM ET
The Hubble photos are the first time auroras on Uranus have been seen from Earth orbit.
11 April 2012, 10:58 AM ET
See the northern lights of Alaska through the lens of SPACE.com reporter Mike Wall during Project Aether: Aurora.
10 April 2012, 07:36 AM ET
A team of scientists is launching balloons to the edge of Alaska's auroras, and SPACE.com gets a ringside seat.
10 April 2012, 07:00 AM ET
SPACE.com reporter Mike Wall is in Alaska with an expedition studying the northern lights.
10 April 2012, 07:00 AM ET
Project Aether: Aurora is launching weather balloons up to the edge of Alaska's auroras.
09 April 2012, 05:09 PM ET
Earth's aurora displays can be breathtaking to behold. Have you seen one?
05 April 2012, 02:01 PM ET
Northern and Southern Lights may occur on Venus, too.
03 April 2012, 11:41 AM ET
The photo shows the southern lights and New Zealand below two Russian spaceships.
03 April 2012, 11:15 AM ET
Learn about the science behind the northern and southern lights.
29 March 2012, 07:00 AM ET
The storm spun solar gas at speeds up to 186,000 mph (300,000 kph).
28 March 2012, 03:11 PM ET
A circular storm as wide as five Earths was captured churning on the Sun's surface on Sept. 25, 2011, by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory spacecraft. Time-lapsed multiple filter views are looped in this video.
24 March 2012, 11:12 AM ET
Super-heated particles from the March 8th-10th solar storm produced an estimate 26 billion kilowatt-hours of energy. An X-class solar flare caused the Earth-directed solar storm.
23 March 2012, 05:51 PM ET
An active day on the Sun, March 23, 2012, showcased a solar prominence on the upper western limb and a M1-class solar flare on the lower eastern limb.
22 March 2012, 12:41 PM ET
The Slooh Space Camera in Alaska will host a live viewing of the northern lights.
21 March 2012, 03:00 PM ET
A series of strong solar flares in March 2012 created stunning northern and southern lights.
20 March 2012, 11:59 AM ET
The trigger for explosive solar flares may be found.
20 March 2012, 07:00 AM ET
The technique of "sonifying" data could give scientists a new approach to data mining.
14 March 2012, 01:05 PM ET
The sun spewed an M-class eruption Tuesday afternoon.
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.