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Mar 31, 2014 04:04 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
On Saturday, the sun erupted with an X-class flare, knocking out radio communications for several minutes. Continue reading →
Mar 5, 2014 11:40 AM ET // Jason Major
When the sun sets, the show begins: night after night of incredible weather, shimmering aurorae, and stunning starry vistas over the rugged and rural landscapes of South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming are captured in "Huelux." Continue reading →
Feb 25, 2014 05:00 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
As the recent X4.9-class flare ripped across the surface of the sun, a fleet of solar observatories were ready to measure its impact.
Feb 24, 2014 11:29 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Solar maximum may be starting to wane, but the sun has no intention on slipping into the stellar doldrums quietly. Continue reading →
Feb 12, 2014 01:33 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Inspired by a prehistoric material used by our ancestors to create cave drawings 30,000 years ago, scientists have found an ingenious method to keep the upcoming European Solar Orbiter cool. Continue reading →
Jan 29, 2014 07:35 PM ET // Jason Major
Weather patterns in the atmosphere of a nearby brown dwarf have been observed for the first time. Continue reading →
Jan 21, 2014 03:00 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Hydrogen ions in the solar wind react with oxygen in interplanetary dust grains to form little packets of water, potentially supplying Earth with its water. Could stellar water factories supply exoplanets, too?
Jan 8, 2014 03:38 PM ET // Irene Klotz
A massive solar flare has delayed Orbital Sciences' Antares rocket launch, pushing the space station cargo run to later in the week. Continue reading →
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