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11 February 2011, 01:57 PM ET
A look at NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory a year after its launch.
09 February 2011, 08:48 AM ET
The huge clouds of material erupting from the sun may share at least one feature with the fluffy white clouds scudding through Earth's skies — ripples of instability along one flank.
01 February 2011, 01:37 PM ET
A flotilla of NASA space probes has tracked the origin of the energetic particles in Earth's magnetic atmosphere, finding they gain extra energy far from the "substorms" that spawn them.
28 January 2011, 02:14 PM ET
The sun unleashed two powerful solar eruptions Jan. 28 in a spectacular double blast.
15 December 2010, 01:43 PM ET
Scientists want to understand why these light shows appear to slow down satellites orbiting the Earth.
14 December 2010, 06:06 PM ET
Violent explosions on the sun can be global events, interconnected by magnetism over vast distances, according to a new study.
14 December 2010, 12:29 PM ET
An extreme eruption roiled across the entire surface of the sun on Aug. 1, 2010. This ultraviolet movie shows different plasma temperatures represented by different colors.
13 December 2010, 11:27 PM ET
NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft is nearing the edge of the solar system and could enter interstellar space in 2014.
07 December 2010, 12:31 PM ET
A massive solar storm erupted from the sun on December 6, 2010; creating a huge tendril of plasma that stretched across the face of the star.
06 December 2010, 04:50 PM ET
A massive solar flare erupted from the sun today, Dec. 6, creating a huge tendril of plasma spotted by sun-watching space telescopes.
02 December 2010, 01:15 PM ET
Stunning auroras offer a cosmic light show in 2010 to skywatchers on Earth.
25 November 2010, 02:06 PM ET
Saturn's second-largest moon, Rhea, has a wispy atmosphere composed of oxygen and carbon dioxide, study finds. NASA's Cassini spacecraft detected Rhea's atmosphere during a flyby.
18 November 2010, 05:58 PM ET
A huge snake-like tendril of magnetic plasma has appeared on the sun, extending hundreds of thousands of miles across the surface of our nearest star.
18 November 2010, 11:16 AM ET
A huge snake-like tendril of magnetic plasma has appeared on the sun, extending hundreds of thousands of miles across the surface of our nearest star.
08 November 2010, 04:02 PM ET
The sun unleashed one the largest solar flares in years on Saturday, Nov. 6.
08 November 2010, 02:33 PM ET
NASA has a new tool in the battle against massive sun storms.
08 November 2010, 10:16 AM ET
The sun unleashed one the largest solar flares in years on Saturday, Nov. 6.
08 November 2010, 07:05 AM ET
NASA has a new tool in the battle against massive sun storms.
28 October 2010, 01:02 PM ET
Two NASA spacecraft have begun a new mission, switching their focus from the Earth to the moon.
26 October 2010, 10:23 AM ET
NASA has selected an Atlas 5 rocket to launch a new orbiter to Mars in November 2013.
20 October 2010, 01:27 PM ET
The mystery behind the faint glow of light in Earth's upper atmosphere, known as the diffuse aurora, has been found, scientists say.
06 October 2010, 06:12 PM ET
NASA has approved a new mission to Mars that will investigate how the Red Planet has lost its atmosphere over the years.
06 October 2010, 01:01 PM ET
A new look at the sun's connection to Earth's climate has returned some surprising results.
30 September 2010, 02:14 PM ET
The edge of our solar system is a much more dynamic place than previously thought, new research suggests.
30 September 2010, 02:12 PM ET
Scientists have long known that the colorful Northern Lights that amaze skywatchers are more than just pretty light shows in the sky. But until now, the engine behind their diversity has been a mystery.
28 September 2010, 02:27 AM ET
NASA will gather scientists together Wednesday (Sept. 29) to announce new findings about the edge of our solar system from a spacecraft gazing at the region from its orbit around Earth.
23 September 2010, 06:21 PM ET
Earth isn't the only planet in the solar system with a dazzling aurora borealis light show.
23 September 2010, 02:16 PM ET
Observations by NASA's Cassini spacecraft show a stunning aurora light show on Saturn.
22 September 2010, 06:49 PM ET
Lightning on Venus and Earth may spark in much the same way despite vast differences in the atmospheres of the two planets, scientists say.
22 September 2010, 04:08 PM ET
Two NASA satellites peering at the sun have snapped photos of Mercury's long, comet-like tail, and it took an interested amateur to bring the pictures to light.
22 September 2010, 11:33 AM ET
When storms of charged particles rage on the sun, they don't always travel in a straight line, a new study finds.
20 September 2010, 11:46 AM ET
A new website will broadcast live views of the northern lights through 2013.
13 September 2010, 12:00 PM ET
The luminous auroras of Earth's northern lights show may get a boost Monday from a weekend solar eruption.
10 September 2010, 06:12 PM ET
The sun unleashed a huge solar flare and eruption Sept. 8, but the sun storm is not aimed at Earth.
03 September 2010, 04:13 PM ET
A new picture reveals our sun up-close like never before.
02 September 2010, 06:49 PM ET
NASA is developing a mission to plunge a car-sized probe directly into the sun's atmosphere, exploring a region no spacecraft has ever visited.