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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 →
Oct 7, 2014 12:33 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
The question as to where the majority of moon water came from isn't so straightforward -- it was actually 'baked' via reactions with the solar wind. Continue reading →
Sep 26, 2014 10:00 AM ET // Eric Niiler
New research suggests a plasma bubble in the high atmosphere blocked radio communications during a 2002 firefight in Afghanistan, which lead to a deadly US helicopter ambush.
Sep 25, 2014 09:00 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
A huge arc of plasma has been imaged rising from the sun's surface by a NASA solar observatory, producing a beautiful view of the sun's magnetic dynamics in action. Continue reading →
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 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 →
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