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13 March 2014, 12:35 PM ET
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) captured the M9.3-class flare on March 12, 2014. SDO cameras capture imagery at many wavelengths to study solar material and processes that are not visible to the human eye.
07 March 2014, 04:18 PM ET
In March 1989, a sunspot unleashed a solar flare towards the Earth that caused a spectacular display of the northern lights, or aurora borealis, reaching all the way down to the Gulf Coast.
07 March 2014, 03:22 PM ET
In March 1989, a sunspot unleashed a solar flare towards the Earth that caused a spectacular display of the northern lights, or aurora borealis, reaching all the way down to the Gulf Coast.
05 March 2014, 02:10 PM ET
Randy Halverson (dakotalapse.com) captured the footage from April-Nov 2013 in South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming. 2 Canon 5D Mark III and 1 Canon 6D cameras were used to create this compilation.
05 March 2014, 01:04 PM ET
NASA's Mars MAVEN mission (arriving 21 September 2014) will detect and measure how the solar wind interacts with the Red Planet’s atmosphere, giving clues to where its water went and why.
27 February 2014, 05:20 PM ET
The dazzling northern lights dance in a stunning display over Swedish Mountains in these beautiful images and video captured by aurora photographer Chad Blakely of Lights Over Lapland.
25 February 2014, 08:06 AM ET
A old Sunspot (now called AR1990, formerly AR1967) has made its way back around to the Earth-facing side of the Sun. It has unleaded a X4.9-class solar flare that ejected a bright glob of plasma on February 24th, 2014 (EST).
25 February 2014, 07:36 AM ET
The sun erupted with a major solar flare on Tuesday (Feb. 25), an X4.9 solar flare that is the biggest sun storms of the year. See how a familiar sunspot triggered the massive solar storm here.
23 February 2014, 09:33 PM ET
Chad Blakley (ligthsoverlapland.com) captured the powerful northern lights dancing in the night sky over several Swedish Lapland locations on Feb 21st, 2014. The final scene contains a small hotel in high altitude Sweden.
14 February 2014, 07:50 AM ET
When thinking of space travel, Florida and Texas probably come to mind, but what a company in Sweden wants to help you fly to space.
12 February 2014, 01:22 PM ET
This stunning space wallpaper is a composite of 25 separate images spanning the period of Feb. 11, 2013 to Feb. 11, 2014.
12 February 2014, 09:00 AM ET
The new video, which NASA released Tuesday (Feb. 11), is a greatest-hits set from the Solar Dynamics Observatory's fourth year in orbit, compiling some of its most dramatic and beautiful images from the last 12 months.
11 February 2014, 03:00 PM ET
Saturn's auroras dance in a new video that shows the planet's northern and southern lights shining in amazing, 360-degree detail. The video, released by NASA today (Feb. 11), shows multiple views of the planet's auroras in different wavelengths of light.
11 February 2014, 11:40 AM ET
NASA's Cassini spacecraft snapped ultraviolet and infrared imagery of Saturn’s auroras in April & May, 2013. High energy electrons interacting with hydrogen molecules in the planet's atmosphere create the phenomenon.
10 February 2014, 09:00 AM ET
Veteran astrophotographer John Chumack captured amazing images of a very active and massive sunspot on Feb. 3, 2014. See how he did it.
04 February 2014, 10:32 AM ET
A highly magnetic neutron star (Magnetar SGR 0418) has a much weaker magnetic field at its surface than others of its kind, but can still muster high-energy flares. Researchers believe a strong magnetic field lies tightly wrapped beneath its surface.
04 February 2014, 07:00 AM ET
From its perch in space, a NASA satellite captured a partial solar eclipse and the eruption of a solar flare on the same day. The space agency's sun-watching Solar Dynamics Observatory saw the dual phenomena on Jan. 30.
02 February 2014, 08:15 PM ET
On Feb 1st, 2014, Chad Blakley (lightsoverlapland.com) captured what he describes as a memory "that will forever live in the the minds of everyone that was luck enough to see the show in person". The auroras are seen this stunning time-lapse.
31 January 2014, 11:00 AM ET
A NASA probe orbiting the moon is broadcasting live cosmic tunes from a computer near you. NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has a new internet radio station for people who want to check out space weather through music.
30 January 2014, 06:13 PM ET
The northern lights dance across the sky, creating an ethereal glow that illuminates the darkness, in this jaw-dropping photo taken from Norway.
30 January 2014, 02:06 PM ET
The sunspot cluster (now called Region 1967) that exploded with m and x class flares at the beginning of January 2014 has returned with m-class crackle. The Moon orbits between Solar Dynamics Observatory and the Sun as well.
27 January 2014, 06:08 AM ET
Solar wind can form water on interplanetary dust, potentially adding to the primordial soup that gave rise to life on Earth, scientists say. The creation of water via the solar wind could help explain the presence of water on the moon and on asteroids.
24 January 2014, 01:00 PM ET
See amazing amateur astronomy photos and night sky views sent in to SPACE.com by readers in January 2014 in our month-long running gallery.
22 January 2014, 06:30 PM ET
The sun is our nearest star and the source of all our light and heat on Earth but recent reports have highlighted an ongoing steep decline in solar activity.
15 January 2014, 12:52 PM ET
Multicolored cosmic lights dance over mountains, bridges and lakes in an amazing new video that highlights the beauty of the northern lights as seen from Norway.
15 January 2014, 10:10 AM ET
The active sun will take center stage in a live webcast from the online Slooh Space Camera today (Jan. 15).
14 January 2014, 10:06 AM ET
These shimmering aurora boeralis were captured in the skies near Nordreisa, Troms, Norway from August through November 2013 by Level 4 (www.level4.no), a media company based in the same area which specializes in capturing 'naturally epic' videos.
10 January 2014, 12:50 PM ET
Skywatcher snaps amazing images of active sunspot AR 1944.
09 January 2014, 02:28 PM ET
A solar flare that erupted on the sun this week could intensify the northern lights, and perhaps bring dazzling auroras as far south as Seattle, Chicago and Boston.
09 January 2014, 01:10 PM ET
The commercial spaceflight company Orbital Sciences Corporation launched a robotic spacecraft from Virginia's Eastern Shore Thursday (Jan. 9) on a milestone flight: the company's first official cargo delivery to the International Space Station.
09 January 2014, 01:07 PM ET
See launch photos for Orbital Sciences' first commercial cargo mission using a Cygnus spacecraft, which blasted off on Jan. 9, 2014 from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, Va.
09 January 2014, 06:56 AM ET
The commercial spaceflight company Orbital Sciences will launch a privately built Cygnus cargo ship on its debut delivery mission to the International Space Station today (Jan. 9). Liftoff is set for 1:07 p.m. EST (1807 GMT) from Virginia.
08 January 2014, 09:52 AM ET
Chad Blakley (lightsoverlapland.com) captured the intense northern lights over Abisko National Park in norther Sweden on January 7th, 2014. The powerful Solar x-flare on the same day may deliver auroras even further south by Jan. 9th.
08 January 2014, 12:11 AM ET
A massive solar flare erupted from the sun on Tuesday (Jan. 7), rising up from what appears to be one of the largest sunspot groups seen on the star's surface in a decade, NASA officials say.
07 January 2014, 03:15 PM ET
An X1-class flare erupted from sunspot AR1944 on Jan. 7th, 2014. A geomagnetic storm may affect Earth, possibly resulting in radio interference, or even electrical blackouts. Earlier in the day, a less powerful M-class flare was recorded as well.
03 January 2014, 01:39 PM ET
Severe solar winds created these awe-inspiring auroras in Abisko National Park in Sweden, captured by lightsoverlapland.com on January 2nd.