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Power Grids and Satellites Are More at Risk from Extreme Solar Storms Than We Thought

October 10, 2019

Exactly how dangerous are solar storms? Scientists think the Carrington Event was one of the most powerful ones…
Astronomers See an Enormous Coronal Mass Ejection… On Another Star!

June 6, 2019

For the first time ever, astronomers have witnessed a coronal mass ejection (CME) on a star other than…
Solar Eruptions May Not Have Slinky-like Shapes After All

September 6, 2018

As the saying goes, everything old is new again. While the common phrase often refers to fashion, design,…
Watch the Sun to Know When We’re Going to Have Killer Auroras

March 28, 2018

To the naked eye, the Sun puts out energy in a continual, steady state, unchanged through human history.…
Stellar magnetism: What’s behind the most brilliant lights in the sky?

February 2, 2018

Space physicists at University of Wisconsin–Madison have just released unprecedented detail on a bizarre phenomenon that powers the…
Researchers dial in to ‘thermostat’ in Earth’s upper atmosphere

December 16, 2016

A team led by CU Boulder has found the mechanism behind the sudden onset of a “natural thermostat”…
Europe comes together for space weather

November 5, 2015

Working with scientists in 14 countries across Europe, ESA is developing a warning network that will help protect…
Bright Filament Eruption on the Sun

May 5, 2015

An elongated solar filament that extended almost half the sun’s visible hemisphere erupted into space on April 28-29,…
Watch an Enormous “Plasma Snake” Erupt from the Sun

May 4, 2015

Over the course of April 28–29 a gigantic filament, briefly suspended above the surface* of the Sun, broke…
Study Finds Small Solar Eruptions Can Have Profound Effects On Unprotected Planets

April 10, 2015

While no one yet knows what’s needed to build a habitable planet, it’s clear that the interplay between…
Protecting Earth from space weather

March 20, 2015

This week’s spectacular glowing auroras in the night sky further south than usual highlighted the effect that ‘space…
Physicist presents new observational solar weather model

December 9, 2014

Scientists now have an observational framework to help predict solar weather and how it will affect Earth. “Now…
NASA’s SDO Watches Giant Filament on the Sun

October 7, 2014

A snaking, extended filament of solar material currently lies on the front of the sun– some 1 million…
How NASA Watches CMEs

September 26, 2014

Those who study Earth’s weather have a luxury of data points to study. From thousands of weather stations…
Researchers Use NASA and Other Data to Look Into the Heart of a Solar Storm

August 29, 2014

A space weather storm from the sun engulfed our planet on Jan. 21, 2005. The event got its…
How the Sun Caused an Aurora This Week

August 21, 2014

On the evening of Aug. 20, 2014, the International Space Station was flying past North America when it…
Big solar blowouts hold clue to space weather

June 23, 2014

Solar jets are ejections from the surface of the Sun, where 1-10 tonnes of hot material are expelled…
Update: Scientists Using UNH Detector Illuminate Cause of Sun’s “Perfect Storm”

March 19, 2014

In a paper published today in Nature Communications, an international team of scientists, including three from the University…
Fierce solar magnetic storm barely missed Earth in 2012

March 19, 2014

According to University of California, Berkeley, and Chinese researchers, a rapid succession of coronal mass ejections – the…
NASA’s STEREO Studies Extreme Space Weather

March 19, 2014

On July 22, 2012, a massive cloud of solar material erupted off the sun’s right side, zooming out…
Is it possible for CME to slow down the rotation of a star?

March 4, 2014

Stars rotate around their axis, similarly as our planet. This angular motion can be measured from the spectrum…
Sun Emits Third Solar Flare in 2 Days

October 28, 2013

UPDATE: Another solar flare erupted from the same area of the sun on Oct. 25, 2013,which peaked at 11:03…
Solar eruption could help Earth prepare for technology melt-down

October 16, 2013

A sobering study published this month in Space Weather warns why we need to get better prepared for disruptive space…
Fire-breathing Sun explosion

September 18, 2013

Like a dragon breathing fire, a powerful blast of plasma erupts from the Sun in this colourised view…
Amateur Astronomer Captures Incredible Movie of Looping Prominences on the Sun

August 23, 2013

This close-up movie of looping, dancing prominences on the Sun looks like something you’d see from one of…
Spacecraft Capture an Earth Directed Coronal Mass Ejection

August 21, 2013

On August 20, 2013 at 4:24 am EDT, the sun erupted with an Earth-directed coronal mass ejection or…
Solar storms could lead to a global techno-meltdown

August 13, 2013

In 1859, from August 28 to September 2, we were given an important lesson about how vulnerable we…
Yet Another X-Class Flare From AR 1748

May 15, 2013

Last night, as Commander Hadfield and the Expedition 35 crew were returning to Earth in their Soyuz spacecraft, the Sun…
The Sun Blasts Out Two X-Class Flares, Strongest of the Year

May 14, 2013

The Sun gets active! On May 12, 2013, the Sun emitted what NASA called a “significant” solar flare,…
The Sun Burps Out a Gigantic Rolling Wave

May 2, 2013

Just in time for May Day, the Sun blasted out a coronal mass ejection (CME) from just around…
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