The sun has blasted out its most powerful flare of the current solar cycle. The X6.3 solar flare peaked in the afternoon on Thursday (Feb. 22) and is the most powerful flare since 2017.
Tens of thousands of outages were reported by major cellular carriers throughout the United States after a pair of powerful solar flares erupted from the sun on Feb. 21 and Feb. 22.
Photos by the European Space Agency's Solar Orbiter probe show activity ramping up on the sun's surface as it approaches solar maximum this year.
Grab a copy of Space.com's 2024 solar eclipse edition and a pair of solar eclipse glasses to get ready for April's exciting event.
The sun has just released a monstrous X-class solar flare in its most powerful eruption this year. Watch it erupt into space in an explosive outburst.
A sunspot so big it was seen from the surface of Mars last week has now turned to face Earth, bringing an increased chance of unsettled space weather with Earth in the firing line.
The upcoming solar maximum may help scientists solve the puzzle of why the sun's poles emitted ten times more high-energy radiation than expected during the last peak in activity.
Over the course of 3 years, Chandrayaan-2 observed thousands of mysterious, slow-building, ultra-hot solar flares as they erupted from the sun.
Watch the moment a huge plasma plume is hurled out from the sun during a powerful solar flare eruption, causing widespread radio blackouts in the South Pacific.
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