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Solar Storms (2012)

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Top Solar Storms (2012) Articles

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  • 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,...
  • Voyager 1 reaches interstellar space, NASA says

    Voyager 1 reaches interstellar space, NASA says
    After 36 years of space exploration and months of heated argument among scientists, NASA officials confirmed Thursday that Voyager 1 entered into interstellar space more than a year ago. The final piece of evidence that led scientists to conclude that...
  • NASA confirms Voyager 1's historic frontier crossing

    NASA confirms Voyager 1's historic frontier crossing
    And we never even got a chance to say goodbye. After 36 years of space exploration and months of heated argument among scientists, NASA officials confirmed Thursday that Voyager 1 had indeed crossed into interstellar space more than a year ago. The...
  • 'Space weather' can mess with our communication satellites, including TV

    'Space weather' can mess with our communication satellites, including TV
    Circling Earth at an altitude of more than 22,000 miles are a host of satellites that give us access to some of the things we love most: the Internet, mobile phones and premium TV. But space is a hostile environment, even for a chunk of metal. Our...
  • Solar flare double whammy: 2 biggest flares of year within 24 hours

    Solar flare double whammy: 2 biggest flares of year within 24 hours
    The sun erupted for the second time in less than 24 hours Monday morning, releasing the most powerful solar flare so farĀ of 2013. Monday's solar flare, which peaked at 9 a.m. Pacific time, came just 14 hours after the second largest solar flare of 2013,...
  • Three massive solar flares in 24 hours -- are more on the way?

    Three massive solar flares in 24 hours -- are more on the way?
    The sun put on another fireworks display Monday evening, releasing a dramatic flash of ultraviolet radiation and sending solar matter hurtling through space. It was the third major solar flare in 24 hours and the most powerful of 2013. The solar flare...
  • Sun fires off fourth major solar flare of the week--more expected

    Sun fires off fourth major solar flare of the week--more expected
    There she goes again! The same region of the sun that brought you three powerful solar flares in a 24-hour span from Sunday night to Monday evening let loose Tuesday night with another explosive flash of ultraviolet radiation and sent tons of its own...
  • 28 solar flares in the last seven days, and more may be coming

    28 solar flares in the last seven days, and more may be coming
    The sun has erupted more than two dozen times over the last week, sending radiation and solar material hurtling through space - and scientists say more eruptions may be coming. This shouldn't be unusual. After all, we are technically at solar maximum,...
  • Sun's bizarre behavior: Weakest solar cycle in 100 years

    Sun's bizarre behavior: Weakest solar cycle in 100 years
    Those of us who have been paying attention to the sun this year have been a little ... disappointed. 2013 was supposed to be the year of solar maximum -- the peak of an 11-year cycle when the number of sunspots that mar the sun's surface is at its...