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May 21, 2014 01:05 PM ET // Nola Taylor Redd,
For the first time, a massive solar flare revealed the process that created it, confirming new theories about flares and the explosive ejections of solar material often linked with them.
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.
Feb 12, 2014 01:33 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Inspired by a prehistoric material used by our ancestors to create cave drawings 30,000 years ago, scientists have found an ingenious method to keep the upcoming European Solar Orbiter cool. Continue reading →
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 →
Nov 25, 2013 07:52 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Comets that stray too close to the sun have a very uncertain future. Some live to tell the tale, while others literally lose their tails.
Nov 22, 2013 08:43 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Although Comet ISON appears to be holding its own against the increasing solar heat, the large mass of ice isn't getting away unscathed -- one or more large icy chunks appear to have broken away from the comet's nucleus. 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 →
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