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Mar 12, 2015 02:37 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The sun has erupted with its first X-class solar flare of 2015, a not-so-subtle reminder that it can still muster the energy required to generate the most powerful class of solar explosion.
Jan 28, 2015 10:03 AM ET
On Earth, the sun usually looks like an orange blob or a yellow blob, depending on the time of day. Fascinating, sure, but - a blob. If you want to take the boring out of the sun, you need NASA images. Amy explains how the agency gets its cool shots.
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.
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 →
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 →
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 24, 2014 11:29 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Solar maximum may be starting to wane, but the sun has no intention on slipping into the stellar doldrums quietly. Continue reading →
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