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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 25, 2014 05:00 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
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.
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 →
Jan 8, 2014 03:38 PM ET // Irene Klotz
A massive solar flare has delayed Orbital Sciences' Antares rocket launch, pushing the space station cargo run to later in the week. Continue reading →
Jan 8, 2014 12:32 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Yesterday, the sun reminded us that although the current peak of its solar cycle has been a little sub-par, it is still capable of mustering the magnetic energy to erupt with its most powerful class of solar flare. Continue reading →
Nov 24, 2013 03:38 PM ET // AFP
The surface of the sun has been surprisingly calm of late -- with fewer sunspots than anytime in in the last century -- prompting scientists to wonder just what it might mean here on Earth.
Oct 31, 2013 06:47 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Take a look back at the famous Halloween Storms of 2003 and see how we're getting off easy this Halloween. So far. Continue reading →
Aug 7, 2013 01:09 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
Every 11 years or so, the sun does something quite profound -- its magnetic field completely swaps polarity. That time has come. Continue reading →
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