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Solar Storms (2012)

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  • Yikes! Solar storm that almost hit Earth could have caused chaos

    Yikes! Solar storm that almost hit Earth could have caused chaos
    Phew! You may not have known it, but Earth barely missed the "perfect solar storm" that could have smashed into our magnetic field and wreaked havoc with our satellite systems, electronics and power systems, potentially causing trillions of dollars in...
  • Concern grows over possibility of a massive power surge

     Concern grows over possibility of a massive power surge
    FREDERICK, Md. — Roscoe Bartlett was rattling off the prices of giant bags of rice, wheat and corn, sold cheaply at Sam's Club. The former congressman from rural, western Maryland expressed bewilderment that every American doesn't stockpile such...
  • Watch: a lunar transit you could not see from Earth

    Watch: a lunar transit you could not see from Earth
    On Thursday morning, at exactly 5:31 a.m. Pacific time, the moon passed across the face of the sun, at least from the perspective of NASA's space-based Solar Dynamics Observatory. Although the SDO sees two to three lunar transits of this ilk a year,...
  • Northern lights may make rare appearance in parts of U.S.

    A solar storm may cast colored lights – known as the Aurora Borealis or Northern lights – in the sky over parts of the northern Plains, the Great Lakes region and Northeast on Thursday and Friday, forecasters say. “It’s a very...
  • 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,...
  • '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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • “Exploding Sun”: Reelz movie unleashes a big fireball of cheese

     
    With Reelz's spate of disaster-themed movies and miniseries that it's rolled out this year, the temptation has been to write them all off as hopelessly cheesy cash-ins and retreads. Yet while Ring of Fire, Eve of Destruction, Delete, CAT. 8 certainly have...
  • 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...
  • 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...