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Mar 31, 2014 04:04 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
On Saturday, the sun erupted with an X-class flare, knocking out radio communications for several minutes. Continue reading →
Feb 25, 2014 05:00 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
As the recent X4.9-class flare ripped across the surface of the sun, a fleet of solar observatories were ready to measure its impact.
Jan 8, 2014 03:38 PM ET // Irene Klotz
A massive solar flare has delayed Orbital Sciences' Antares rocket launch, pushing the space station cargo run to later in the week. Continue reading →
Jan 8, 2014 12:32 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Yesterday, the sun reminded us that although the current peak of its solar cycle has been a little sub-par, it is still capable of mustering the magnetic energy to erupt with its most powerful class of solar flare. Continue reading →
Oct 31, 2013 06:47 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Take a look back at the famous Halloween Storms of 2003 and see how we're getting off easy this Halloween. So far. Continue reading →
Oct 25, 2013 01:40 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
After a recent period of unrest, the sun has re-established what it means to be a star experiencing solar maximum -- it fired off not one, but two of the most powerful class of solar flares in quick succession. Continue reading →
Jul 11, 2013 01:35 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Two solar observatories have joined forces to witness a rare phenomenon: a solar tsunami. Continue reading →
Jun 3, 2013 12:50 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
A coronal hole has rotated across the face of the sun, sending high-speed plasma our way. Continue reading →
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