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.
Solar maximum may be starting to wane, but the sun has no intention on slipping into the stellar doldrums quietly. Continue reading →
A massive solar flare has delayed Orbital Sciences' Antares rocket launch, pushing the space station cargo run to later in the week. Continue reading →
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 →
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.
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 →
Every 11 years or so, the sun does something quite profound -- its magnetic field completely swaps polarity. That time has come. Continue reading →
The sun has erupted with another X-class solar flare, adding a fourth huge solar explosion to the 48-hour tally. Continue reading →
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