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Dec 28, 2015 04:44 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
You can say what you like about our nearest star, but as this latest solar eruption proves, it certainly has impeccable timing.
Dec 14, 2015 11:57 AM ET
It would be the end of the world, as we know it, and we would not feel fine. If we got hit with the business end of a gigantic coronal mass ejection, our power grid could be cooked and we'd literally go dark. Can we do anything about it?
Dec 8, 2015 09:25 AM ET // Mike Wall, Space.com
Such an event could wreak havoc on Earth's technology-dependent society.
Nov 19, 2015 12:34 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Some stars are just born with extremely magnetic personalities.
Nov 17, 2015 07:00 AM ET // Irene Klotz
In the search for Earth-like worlds beyond the solar system, Kepler-438b seems to have it all. Alas, its angry star is a poor host for any potential lifeforms.
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.
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.
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.
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