All Items Tagged


Oct 29, 2015 01:25 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
As a solar storm warning is issued by the NOAA, there's a possibility of some dramatic space weather next week.
Jul 8, 2015 02:18 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
A space telescope designed to look into the furthest-most reaches of space at some of the most energetic phenomena in the known universe has, once again, been turned to face our nearest star.
Jun 1, 2015 03:00 PM ET // Charles Q. Choi,
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.
May 6, 2015 07:46 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
After a long period of calm, the sun awoke from its slumber and erupted with one of the most powerful solar flares of the year on Tuesday.
Apr 30, 2015 01:49 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
When you block out the glare of the sun, usually invisible -- and beautiful -- phenomena pop into view.
Apr 21, 2015 03:31 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
This beautiful portrait of our nearest star was captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), picking out the powerful and elegant loops of magnetized plasma reaching high into the sun's corona.
Mar 17, 2015 01:34 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The most powerful solar storm of the current solar cycle is currently reverberating around the globe.
Jan 21, 2015 03:00 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Jan. 19, 2015, was a red letter day for NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory -- one of its instruments, having continually stared at the sun for 5 years, captured its 100 millionth observation of our nearest star.
+ Load More