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Oct 25, 2014 04:39 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
There was already a high probability that active region (AR) 2192 was going to erupt with a powerful solar flare, so it came as little surprise when two X-class flares erupted within 24 hours of eachother.
Oct 24, 2014 01:25 PM ET // Charles Q. Choi, SPACE.com
Eruptions on the sun's surface are probably caused by giant, unstable magnetic plasma arches, a new study reports — a discovery that brings scientists one step closer to predicting solar outbursts that can wreak havoc on Earth.
Oct 23, 2014 02:41 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Just as the US prepares to watch the partial solar eclipse today, nearly 100 million miles away on the sun a possible solar storm is brewing. Continue reading →
Sep 12, 2014 12:50 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The first of two coronal mass ejections have slammed into Earth's magnetic field and space weather forecasters predict this rare one-two punch could result in 'supercharged' auroral displays. Continue reading →
Sep 11, 2014 09:00 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
Space weather forecasters have confirmed that Wednesday's solar flare also generated a coronal mass ejection that's now racing toward Earth. This is the second Earth-directed CME in two days. Continue reading →
Sep 10, 2014 09:02 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
At 1:46 p.m. ET (17:46 UT) on Wednesday, the sun reminded the solar system that it hasn't finished with solar maximum quite yet -- it unleashed a powerful solar flare and aimed it right at Earth. Continue reading →
Jul 22, 2014 07:11 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Although the sun is our nearest star, we certainly don't have it all figured out. Continue reading →
Jun 10, 2014 01:56 PM ET // Jason Major
And barely an hour apart from each other, too! Continue reading →
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