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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 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 →
Sep 5, 2014 07:00 AM ET // Discovery News
In recent weeks, the International Space Station crew have been treated some some mind-blowing auroral displays. Here are some of our favorite moments.
Jul 29, 2014 11:28 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
On July 26, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) noticed something peculiar about its normally uninterrupted view of the sun -- a chunk was missing. Continue reading →
Jul 22, 2014 07:11 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Although the sun is our nearest star, we certainly don't have it all figured out. 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 →
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