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Mar 23, 2016 02:16 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
Powerful solar storms are the engine behind the intense X-ray auroras seen at Jupiter.
Feb 2, 2016 04:27 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Some of the greatest cosmic mysteries are closer to home than you may think.
Dec 28, 2015 04:44 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
You can say what you like about our nearest star, but as this latest solar eruption proves, it certainly has impeccable timing.
Dec 14, 2015 11:57 AM ET
It would be the end of the world, as we know it, and we would not feel fine. If we got hit with the business end of a gigantic coronal mass ejection, our power grid could be cooked and we'd literally go dark. Can we do anything about it?
Oct 6, 2015 01:24 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
Yes, that's right, there's a hole in the sun, but it's not a sign of anything scary, it's actually a wonderful insight to some pretty 'cool' solar dynamics.
Sep 21, 2015 10:37 PM ET // Elizabeth Howell
In 'The Martian', Mark Watney deals with a lot of dangerous situations -- food and communications being a couple of them. But what if his camp got hit by a solar storm? How could he protect himself?
Jul 13, 2015 02:24 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Pluto may be, on average, 40 times further away from the sun than Earth, but that doesn't mean it doesn't experience the sun's outbursts.
Jun 1, 2015 03:00 PM ET // Charles Q. Choi, SPACE.com
A giant eruption from the sun that scientists thought would hit Earth in 2014 missed because the sun's magnetic field channeled it away from the planet in an unexpected way.
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