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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 13, 2014 09:37 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
A fascinating observation has been tentatively announced by scientists using the Japanese SuperKamiokande neutrino detector.
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 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 →
Dec 2, 2013 12:23 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
Sad news, comet fans: ISON is no more. It's a vaporized husk of its former self. A sublimated dirty snowball. Comet ISON is an ex-comet and this time it's not playing. Continue reading →
Nov 29, 2013 03:44 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
When Russian astronomers detected the 'virgin' Comet ISON in September 2012, the world was hoping for something a little bit special. But no comet is the same and the nature of 'dirty snowballs' is rarely predictable. Continue reading →
Nov 29, 2013 03:21 AM ET // Ian O'Neill
As the U.S. celebrated Thanksgiving Day, Comet ISON suffered a pretty severe cosmic flesh wound as it flew perilously close to the sun. Continue reading →
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