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Solar Storms (2012)

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  • MAVEN captures solar storm hitting Mars, prepares for comet flyby

    MAVEN captures solar storm hitting Mars, prepares for comet flyby
    NASA’s MAVEN mission has sent back its first look at a solar storm that hit the Martian atmosphere last month, delivering detailed images of the halos of hydrogen, oxygen and carbon surrounding the Red Planet and even mapping the ozone lying beneath these high atmospheric layers. And, technically, it hasn’t even started its science phase yet.
  • Watch a beautiful, powerful solar eruption

    Watch a beautiful, powerful solar eruption
    New video provides an amazing view of a recent solar eruption captured by a NASA spacecraft orbiting the sun. Material can be seen bursting from the surface of the sun in an M-class coronal mass ejection. What makes this footage particularly intriguing,...

    Sun throws 2 CMEs toward Earth; GPS could be affected, but you're fine

    Sun throws 2 CMEs toward Earth; GPS could be affected, but you're fine
    The sun is throwing stuff at us again. A sunspot erupted Wednesday morning with a large, X-class solar flare that caused a wave of plasma called a Coronal Mass Ejection to shoot off the sun and come zooming toward Earth at the speed of 800 to 900...

    Double solar storms headed to Earth raise disruption concerns

    Double solar storms headed to Earth raise disruption concerns
    A rare double burst of magnetically charged solar storms will hit Earth Thursday night and Friday, raising concerns that GPS signals, radio communications and power transmissions could be disrupted, officials said on Thursday. Individually, the storms,...

    Suddenly, the sun is eerily quiet: Where did the sunspots go?

    Suddenly, the sun is eerily quiet: Where did the sunspots go?
    Our sun has gone quiet. Almost too quiet. A few weeks ago it was teeming with sunspots, as you would expect since we are supposed to be in the middle of solar maximum -- the time in the sun's 11-year cycle when it is the most active. But now, there is...