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Solar Storms (2012)

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  • 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...
  • Solar flares expected to 'shockwave' Earth today

    Solar flares expected to 'shockwave' Earth today
    Feelin’ the heat? Three massive solar flares could “shockwave” Earth today. That’s the upshot from NASA and NOAA, after powerful plasma ejections erupted from the sun earlier this week. The flares pose no danger to humans,...
  • Teens launch balloons to edge of space, and so the adventure begins

    Teens launch balloons to edge of space, and so the adventure begins
    High in the Eastern Sierra, a pack of huskies is howling in the shadow of snow-covered peaks. Drawn by their song, 10 teenage members of the Earth to Sky Calculus club break from their work and gather on a cabin deck. Before long, they're howling too....
  • Two X-class solar flares in less than 2 hours, and more may come soon

    Two X-class solar flares in less than 2 hours, and more may come soon
    The sun unleashed two X-class solar flares in the span of one hour and 10 minutes Tuesday morning, and there is a good chance that more may be coming soon. Solar flares are big bursts of radiation that come from dark areas of the sun called sunspots. An...
  • 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,...
  • 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

    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 creates chance to see 'Northern Lights' from Md. tonight

    Solar flare creates chance to see 'Northern Lights' from Md. tonight
    A solar flare that was the largest of the year could create a rare chance to see the aurora borealis, or "Northern Lights", from Maryland on Saturday night. The flare occurred Thursday at 3:16 a.m. and was associated with what is known as a coronal mass...
  • 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...