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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.
Dec 22, 2014 03:12 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array has turned its gaze from distant black holes and focused on our sun, producing the most sensitive measurement of high-energy solar X-rays ever achieved.
Sep 25, 2014 09:00 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
A huge arc of plasma has been imaged rising from the sun's surface by a NASA solar observatory, producing a beautiful view of the sun's magnetic dynamics in action. Continue reading →
Jul 29, 2014 11:28 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
On July 26, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) noticed something peculiar about its normally uninterrupted view of the sun -- a chunk was missing. Continue reading →
Jun 10, 2014 01:56 PM ET // Jason Major
And barely an hour apart from each other, too! Continue reading →
Jun 3, 2014 11:15 AM ET // Jason Major
NASA's Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph watched a magnetic eruption in the solar corona, giving us the most intimate view of the creation of a CME yet. Continue reading →
May 21, 2014 01:05 PM ET // Nola Taylor Redd, Space.com
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.
Apr 25, 2014 01:04 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The first few months of 2014 have certainly been active for our nearest star and last night the sun unleashed another X-class flare -- the most powerful type of solar flare. Continue reading →
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