Space Weather, Solar Flares & Sun Storms: Latest News
See our amazing collection of stories and features about the increasingly important topic of space weather (aka solar storms).
See amazing views of the northern lights seen by skywatchers in January 2012.
The six residents of the International Space Station are safe from a massive solar storm erupting on the sun.
A powerful M9-class solar flare erupted early Jan. 23 (GMT) sparking a powerful radiation storm.
A massive sunspot released a M9-class solar flare (one step below the most powerful x-class flares) on January 23, 2012. The resulting coronal mass ejection may set off geomagnetic storms on Earth by January 24th or 25th.
From futuristic spaceships to bubbles in space, it's been a remarkable week for space photography.
On January 19th, 2012, the Sun produced an M3-class solar flare and the ensuing coronal mass ejection was pointed towards Earth. Fierce geomagnetic storms are possible when it reaches the planet on January 21st.
The solar flare will arrive at Earth late Saturday (Jan. 19).
The Solar Dynamics Observatory probe recorded video of last week's powerful solar storms.
An active region on the Sun produced dozens of outbursts including a medium sized flare and coronal mass ejection. This time-lapse video highlights the year ending fireworks. Images captured by SDO on December 29-30, 2011.
Temporary radio blackouts could result as well.
The mystery of Mercury's weak magnetic field may be solved.
Skywatcher Yuichi Takasaka was in the right place at the right time for this stunning photo.
Asteroids, comets, eclipses, eruptions and discoveries highlight a very active year in space. Here are some of the astronomical highlights that made 2011 a special year to peer into the cosmos.
Intense solar storms can strip material off the surface of the moon like a sandblaster, a new study finds.
The sun is coming out of a slumber and ramping up its activity.
Best view yet of strange elves and sprites high in atmosphere.
NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft is traveling through a new region about 11 billion miles away from the sun.