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Sep 12, 2014 10:12 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Over the past 24 hours, our planet's global magnetic field has been bombarded by two coronal mass ejections (CMEs) and now, as predicted, a "strong" geomagnetic storm is underway. 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 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 16, 2014 03:01 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
When the "Comet of the Century" died to a solar roasting last year, the world was sad. Now astronomers think they know what happened. Continue reading →
Jul 8, 2014 02:28 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
NASA's veteran Voyager 1 spacecraft has been hit by a 'tsunami' from the sun as the mission pushes deeper into interstellar space. Continue reading →
Jun 19, 2014 12:43 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
A vast and powerful space weather event has been observed at the solar system's innermost planet for the first time. 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.
May 18, 2014 06:30 AM ET
Lightning happens when there's a buildup of electricity in clouds, right? Wrong. Trace reports on a new study that found that thunderstorms are actually caused by the sun!
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