For the first time, astronomers have detected an aurora erupting beyond the solar system, giving us a profound glimpse at the magnetism surrounding a brown dwarf, or 'failed star.'
Brilliant streaks of green, purple and pink lit up skies across Canada and many northern U.S. states on Monday night.
Scientists using NASA’s Mars-orbiting MAVEN spacecraft discovered a mysterious cloud of dust hundreds of miles above the planet’s surface -- and no explanation for how it got there.
The most powerful solar storm of the current solar cycle is currently reverberating around the globe.
Eruptions on the sun's surface are probably caused by giant, unstable magnetic plasma arches, a new study reports — a discovery that brings scientists one step closer to predicting solar outbursts that can wreak havoc on Earth.
Over the past 24 hours, our planet's global magnetic field has been bombarded by two coronal mass ejections (CMEs) and now, as predicted, a "strong" geomagnetic storm is underway. Continue reading →
The first of two coronal mass ejections have slammed into Earth's magnetic field and space weather forecasters predict this rare one-two punch could result in 'supercharged' auroral displays. Continue reading →
Space weather forecasters have confirmed that Wednesday's solar flare also generated a coronal mass ejection that's now racing toward Earth. This is the second Earth-directed CME in two days. Continue reading →
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