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Sun’s close-up reveals atmosphere hopping with highly energetic particles

December 5, 2019

Outbursts of energetic particles that hurtle out from the sun and can disrupt space communications maybe even more…
Space Weather Forecasts Can Give Satellites 1 Day of Warning When a Killer Solar Storm is Inbound

April 11, 2019

Earth’s fleet of satellites is in a vulnerable position. When solar activity increases, high-energy particles are directed toward…
Maven observes large solar storm that sparked global aurora on Mars

October 4, 2017

An unexpectedly strong blast from the Sun hit Mars this month, observed by NASA missions in orbit and…
Sun’s atmospheric currents may help predict solar storms

March 29, 2017

Scientists have presented the first direct, observational evidence of atmospheric currents — similar to Rossby waves found on…
Solar storms trigger surprising phenomena close to Earth

March 3, 2017

New research from DTU shows that eruptions on the Sun’s surface not only send bursts of particles into…
NASA Scientist Studies Whether Solar Storms Cause Animal Beachings

February 3, 2017

long-standing mystery among marine biologists is why otherwise healthy whales, dolphins, and porpoises — collectively known as cetaceans…
1967 solar storm nearly took U.S. to brink of war, study finds

August 10, 2016

A solar storm that jammed radar and radio communications at the height of the Cold War could have…
Solar Storms Ignite X-ray “Northern Lights” on Jupiter

March 24, 2016

Solar storms are triggering X-ray auroras on Jupiter that are about eight times brighter than normal over a…
Large solar storms ‘dodge’ detection systems on Earth

October 20, 2015

According to observations from the Tihany Magnetic Observatory in Hungary, the indices used by scientists to assess the…
Computational science and data visualization take the spotlight in new documentary

July 1, 2015

A 24-minute, high-resolution science documentary about the dynamics of the sun that features data-driven visualizations produced by the…
Severe geomagnetic storm

June 24, 2015

Update provided yesterday afternoon by Juha-Pekka Luntama, responsible for space weather activities at ESA's Space Situational Awareness programme…
Magnetic complexity begins to untangle

June 24, 2015

After a year in orbit, the three Swarm satellites have provided a first glimpse inside Earth and started…
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…
Spanish instrument reveals how magnetic structures in the Sun are born and evolve

July 7, 2014

IMaX, aboard the SUNRISE mission –a telescope that observed the sun from a stratospheric balloon over the Arctic-…
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…
Astronomers find solar storms behave like supernovae

February 21, 2014

Researchers at UCL have studied the behaviour of the Sun’s coronal mass ejections, explaining for the first time…
Comet ISON vs. the solar storm

November 26, 2013

A CME strikes Comet Encke in April 2007 In 2007, astronomers were amazed when a solar storm hit…
Study shows link between solar storms, dropped cell phone calls

October 9, 2013

If your cell phone is dropping calls, the problem may be radio waves from the sun. Our nearest…
Radio observatory helps identify missing link between solar storms and radio bursts

October 8, 2013

New research by scientists at Trinity College Dublin, University College London, and the University of Hawai’i, published online…
Lunar orbiters discover source of space weather near Earth

September 27, 2013

Solar storms—powerful eruptions of solar material and magnetic fields into interplanetary space—can cause what is known as “space…
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