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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.
21 February 2012, 03:13 PM ET
NASA's Solar and Heliospheric Observatory had a fantastic birds eye view of a solar eruption and ensuing coronal mass ejection which began on February 9th, 2012. A filament was released from the Sun's surface in a violent whipping motion.
21 February 2012, 06:00 AM ET
The NASA-funded mission seeks to understand how Earth's auroras can affect GPS satellites and other spacecraft.
17 February 2012, 05:48 PM ET
Sun tornadoes are twisted by powerful magnetic forces on the solar surface.
16 February 2012, 05:34 PM ET
Scientists don't completely understand what sparked this week's northern lights display.
14 February 2012, 04:40 PM ET
The project is part of public-outreach effort called AuroraMAX.
13 February 2012, 12:44 PM ET
The home of the largest X-flare in years, known as AR1402, has completed its transit around the far side of the Sun and is now Earth-facing again. It has been re-numbered - AR1419 - and is still producing B and C class flares.
12 February 2012, 09:00 PM ET
The crew of the International Space Station captured amazing imagery of the Northern Lights above Canada, Northern United States and the Pacific Ocean at the end of the January 2012.
09 February 2012, 03:24 PM ET
The workhorse spacecraft has shed new light on the sun.
30 January 2012, 05:54 PM ET
The sun's violent activity expands Earth's atmosphere, which increases the rate that space junk falls from orbit.
30 January 2012, 12:47 PM ET
The Radiation Assessment Detector (RAD) aboard the Curiosity rover is collecting data while en route to the Mars. This will give important information of the effects of radiation from events such as solar storms on spacecraft and their contents
30 January 2012, 12:02 PM ET
A huge eruption of radiation from the sun was measured in space by NASA's MSL Curiosity rover.
30 January 2012, 07:00 AM ET
Dangerous electrons from nearby radiation belts are more likely to escape into space than spiral down toward Earth.
28 January 2012, 04:48 AM ET
Spectacular space images filled the last week of January, including one stunning photo from NASA's newest Earth-watching satellite and a brilliant image of a shooting star soaring over castle ruins.
27 January 2012, 03:31 PM ET
The same sunspot to unleash a M.9 flare just a few days ago erupted again with the strongest of flares, X type, on January 27, 2012. Fortunately, the Earth was spared the full brunt of the solar shockwave, but a radiation storm may still be imminent.
27 January 2012, 03:18 PM ET
An X-class flare, the most powerful type of solar storm, erupted from the sun today.
27 January 2012, 09:35 AM ET
A huge solar flare triggered the strongest radiation storm since 2005.
25 January 2012, 03:22 PM ET
You should always wear sunscreen, but there's no need to wear more than normal during a solar flare.
25 January 2012, 02:18 PM ET
Sophisticated models help scientists predict the nature of solar storms that could affect Earth.
25 January 2012, 09:53 AM ET
The auroras amazed skywatchers in Sweden, Finland and elsewhere Tuesday night (Jan. 24).
25 January 2012, 08:16 AM ET
Lights Over Lapland photographer Chad Blakley captured this amazing view of the aurora borealis in Sweden on January 24th, 2012. The January 23rd solar flare and ensuing coronal mass ejection are the 'lighting engineers' of this incredible display.