Earth was zapped by a solar storm on Sunday (Aug. 7) and the activity generated enormous auroras, or northern lights, across a swath of the planet.
See our amazing collection of stories and features about the increasingly important topic of space weather (aka solar storms).
Satellites and space debris objects in low Earth orbit could get lost for weeks if a major solar storm hit Earth, increasing the risk of collisions and rendering the space around Earth unsafe.
Solar wind is blowing from the sun with unusual intensity these days, and space weather forecasters think it might make polar lights brighter.
Reference Earth is no stranger to the sun's wrath. From solar flares to coronal mass ejections, we take a look at some of the worst solar storms in history.
Reference Space weather refers to conditions in the region of space that is affected by the sun. It is tricky to predict and can wreak havoc on the technological world.
A European satellite that has been scrambling to escape premature death in Earth's atmosphere due to bad space weather has narrowly avoided a collision with a random piece of space junk.
There is a layer of Earth's atmosphere that we know almost nothing about. NASA wants to change that.
Reference There are five different types of solar flares. Discover what solar flares are, what causes them and the effects they have on Earth in our solar flare guide.
Reference Solar wind is composed of charged particles and the sun's magnetic field and is continually released from our star. Explore the phenomenon in more detail here.
It's clear that space weather can cause blackouts, but scientists are still working to predict extreme events and forecast their potentially devastating effects.
SpaceX's Starlink satellites are providing data to NOAA to help improve space weather forecasts as spacecraft operators struggle with unexpected effects of frequent solar eruptions.
Reference The Carrington Event took place in September 1859 and is one of history's largest solar storms. Events like this can wreak havoc on our technological world.
Geomagnetic storms occur when space weather hits and interacts with Earth. Space weather is caused by fluctuations within the sun that blast electrons, protons and other particles into space.
The European Space Agency’s Space Situational Awareness program is tackling the problem on three fronts.
Space weather could derail the James Webb Space Telescope launch tomorrow. But so far, all seems in favour for tomorrow's big day.
An active sunspot on the sun turning away from Earth unleashed a powerful parting shot as it moved out of view on Saturday (April 30).