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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.
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 →
Jun 3, 2014 11:15 AM ET // Jason Major
NASA's Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph watched a magnetic eruption in the solar corona, giving us the most intimate view of the creation of a CME yet. 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.
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.
Nov 22, 2013 08:43 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Although Comet ISON appears to be holding its own against the increasing solar heat, the large mass of ice isn't getting away unscathed -- one or more large icy chunks appear to have broken away from the comet's nucleus. Continue reading →
Oct 25, 2013 01:40 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
After a recent period of unrest, the sun has re-established what it means to be a star experiencing solar maximum -- it fired off not one, but two of the most powerful class of solar flares in quick succession. Continue reading →
Sep 17, 2013 07:54 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
Noticed a lack of sun-centric headlines? Been wondering when the last solar flare was? You're not alone! Continue reading →
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