A catastrophic solar storm could take huge sections of the Earth offline for weeks or months, a new research paper warns.
See our amazing collection of stories and features about the increasingly important topic of space weather (aka solar storms).
Recent telescope views shed new light on the sun's elusive middle corona that could prove beneficial to space weather forecasts.
The Mercury-bound BepiColombo spacecraft recorded the sound of the solar wind at Venus as it flew just 340 miles above the planet during a maneuver designed to adjust its path.
Learn all about the northern lights, including the science behind their colors, the display's ancient history and how to see the phenomenon.
Where should you go to get the best look at the dancing, dazzling display known as the aurora borealis?
Recent developments at the forefront of astronomy allow us to observe that planets orbiting other stars have weather.
The sun erupted with a surprise solar flare on Saturday (July 3), the largest since 2017, in an early explosion of cosmic fireworks ahead of the Fourth of July.
A sun-studying spacecraft nabbed its first footage of a solar outburst before its science mission has officially begun.
What's the weather like on other worlds? Expect methane rain, global haboobs and a 10,000-mile-wide hurricane.
The mysterious heating of the sun’s corona might be powered by miniature solar flares dubbed 'campfires,' discovered by the European-US Solar Orbiter mission last year, a new study suggests.
Scientists have detected the largest stellar flare ever recorded from Proxima Centauri. The finding changes what we know about stellar flares and the potential for alien life around red dwarfs.
The European Space Agency’s Space Situational Awareness program is tackling the problem on three fronts.
The Sun is the most important source of energy for sustaining life on Earth, but it gives us a lot more than just light and heat.
NASA's Juno spacecraft has detected interplanetary particles from Martian dust storms, which may cause the faint column of zodiacal light that extends up from the horizon.
Astronomers detected the first-known 'space hurricane' raging over the North Pole for 8 hours in 2014, a new study found.
NASA's Parker Solar Probe spacecraft kicked off the new year with another close approach to the sun on Sunday (Jan. 17) as the sun's activity picks up from a lull when the probe launched.
If you look up in the southern sky you can see the “pointer” stars, pointing towards the Southern Cross.
We're officially nine months into solar cycle 25, scientists have confirmed, and it will likely look much like its predecessor, which ran from 2008 to 2019.