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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 10, 2014 09:02 PM ET // Ian O'Neill
At 1:46 p.m. ET (17:46 UT) on Wednesday, the sun reminded the solar system that it hasn't finished with solar maximum quite yet -- it unleashed a powerful solar flare and aimed it right at Earth. Continue reading →
May 21, 2014 01:05 PM ET // Nola Taylor Redd, Space.com
For the first time, a massive solar flare revealed the process that created it, confirming new theories about flares and the explosive ejections of solar material often linked with them.
May 9, 2014 05:44 PM ET // Irene Klotz
Astronomers have found a star that “almost certainly” formed from the same cloud of gas and dust that produced the sun. Continue reading →
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 →
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