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.
A Russian rocket put a trio of European science satellites into orbit around Earth’s poles on Friday for a four-year mission to map the planet’s magnetic field and learn more about why the protective shield appears to be weakening. Continue reading →
Enjoy some of the most inspiring, beautiful and down-right stunning photos from our adventures in space this past week.
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 →
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 →
Living deep inside our planet's protective biosphere, it sometimes takes some beautiful cosmic events to make us realize that we are orbiting the sun as the sun orbits the galactic core at breakneck speeds.
Space is a rough place. It's freezing, there's no air, and the weather is terrible! Trace explains what that 'weather' in space is doing to our satellites.
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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