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 â†’
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 â†’
And barely an hour apart from each other, too! Continue reading â†’
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 â†’
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.
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 â†’
On Saturday, the sun erupted with an X-class flare, knocking out radio communications for several minutes. Continue reading â†’
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.
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