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Mar 17, 2015 01:34 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The most powerful solar storm of the current solar cycle is currently reverberating around the globe.
Feb 13, 2015 07:11 PM ET // Irene Klotz
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket made its first foray into deep space this week, depositing a U.S. space weather satellite into an orbit that eventually will reach more than four times farther away than the moon.
Feb 11, 2015 07:10 AM ET
SpaceX is gearing up to launch Discovr, which will keep an eye on both the weather in space and the goings on with our home planet.
Jan 26, 2015 08:30 AM ET // Shannon Hall, Space.com
A mountain-size asteroid will zoom past Earth Monday (Jan. 26), marking the closest pass by such a large space rock until 2027.
Dec 1, 2014 12:55 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
'Raise shields!' may be a familiar defensive order given in the Star Trek Universe, but according to space scientists in our Universe, Planet Earth has its own built-in invisible shield that buffers 'killer electrons' from orbital altitudes.
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 →
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