| Jun 10, 2014
| 3:08 PM
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...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 11:59 AM
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...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 4:47 PM
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...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 6:50 PM
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.
| Sep 17, 2013
| 6:07 PM
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...
| Apr 13, 2013
| 4:50 PM
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...
| May 13, 2013
| 1:38 PM
The sun erupted for the second time in less than 24 hours Monday morning, releasing the most powerful solar flare so far 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,...
| May 14, 2013
| 1:56 PM
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...
| May 15, 2013
| 5:03 AM
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...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 4:04 PM
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,...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 7:00 AM
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...