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).
A giant explosion on the Sun was captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory on November 16th, 2012. It sent a coronal mass ejection into Space but not in Earth's direction.
A six-minute NASA mission to study faint flares on the sun successfully launched earlier this month, the space agency said.
See photos of Earth's northern lights during November 2012 taken by SPACE.com readers and others.
Photographer Guy Strong (www.guystrongphotography.com) captured the aurora borealis just outside of Leland, Michagan on November 14th, 2012.
The twin spacecraft will now be known as the Van Allen Probes.
Here's a brief rundown of the spookiest things in space, from vampire stars to zombie planets.
Extreme Ultraviolet Imaging Telescope (EIT) space wallpaper of a huge, handle-shaped prominence taken on Sept. 14,1999.
Take a look at the sun's mightiest solar flares and eruptions in written history.
See how different types of solar flares stack up in this SPACE.com infographic.
See images of the solar flare that erupted on Oct. 22, 2012.
An X1.8 flare erupted from the Sun on October 22, 2012. Radio interruption and geomagnetic storms may be imminent.
Radiation from the solar flare briefly interrupted radio communications on Earth.
Gradient filters aren't just for photographers. Astronomers use them, too.
A spectacular solar prominence larger than the Earth erupted from the sun on Friday (Oct. 19).
Glass beads in moon rocks revealed a link to the sun.
A photography student took this time-lapse video of the Northern Lights, colorful foliage and scenery in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
See photos of Earth's northern lights sent in for Oct. 2012.
Sun spots might appear small and innocent, but they hint at powerful forces at work on the surface of the Sun, forces that can wreak havoc on our electronic devices when they cause solar flares and coronal mass ejections.