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Solar Eruption

WATCH: Massive 'Fuse' Sparks Solar Eruption

Space.com | Tariq Malik | Posted 06.07.2014 | Science

A massive formation on the sun made of super-hot magnetic plasma erupted this week in an explosive solar storm captured on video by NASA spacecraft. ...

WATCH: Massive Solar Eruptions Create 'Perfect Storm'

natureheader | Elizabeth Gibney | Posted 03.19.2014 | Science

The interaction of three huge ejections of particles and magnetic field from the Sun was behind a massive solar storm in interplanetary space in 2012,...

Solar Eruptions May Affect Spacecraft, NASA Says

Posted 04.25.2013 | Science

By: Denise Chow, SPACE.com Contributor Published: 04/25/2013 10:43 AM EDT on SPACE.com The sun has unleashed a trio of solar eruptions toward the ...

PHOTO: 'Graceful Eruption' On Sun's Surface Snapped By Spacecraft

Posted 03.28.2013 | Science

By: Tariq Malik Published: 03/28/2013 12:05 PM EDT on SPACE.com A NASA spacecraft that constantly watches the sun has captured an amazing view of ...

WATCH: Sun Ejects Speeding Particles Toward Earth

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 02.04.2013 | Science

The sun recently unleashed a massive coronal mass ejection (CME), sending particles speeding toward our planet at around 575 miles per second. The ...

Growing Sunspot Unleashes Strong Solar Flare

Posted 01.12.2013 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 01/11/2013 06:02 PM EST on SPACE.com The surface of the sun erupted in a solar flare early today (Jan. 11), unleash...

Solar Storm Forecasters See Record-Setting Year

Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

By: Elizabeth Howell Published: 01/04/2013 10:07 AM EST on SPACE.com The sun's peak of solar activity this year will likely be the quietest seen...

WATCH: Sun Unleashes Vast Plumes Of Super-Hot Plasma

Posted 11.18.2012 | Science

By: Tariq Malik Published: 11/17/2012 09:44 AM EST on SPACE.com The sun unleashed a monster eruption of super-hot plasma Friday (Nov. 16) in bac...

TONIGHT: Huge Explosion On Sun May Boost Northern Lights

Posted 10.08.2012 | Science

By: Tariq Malik Published: 10/08/2012 11:26 AM EDT on SPACE.com A huge explosion on the sun has flung a wave of solar particles toward Earth, an e...

Mysterious 'Cavities' May Shed Light On Solar Eruptions

Posted 09.21.2012 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 09/21/2012 07:31 AM EDT on SPACE.com Scientists seeking to better understand and predict massive solar eruptions ...

Look: Awesome NASA Photo Compares Massive Fiery Filament With Earth's Circumference

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 09.12.2012 | Science

On Aug. 31, a massive filament of super-heated plasma exploding out from the sun and into outer space was captured in photos and film collected by NAS...

PHOTOS: Enormous Solar Eruption Seen Up Close

Posted 09.07.2012 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 09/07/2012 10:09 AM EDT on SPACE.com NASA spacecraft watching the sun have captured jaw-dropping pictures and vid...

WATCH: 'Alien' Eruption On Surface Of Sun

Posted 06.26.2012 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 06/25/2012 03:31 PM EDT on SPACE.com A new video that cobbles together footage from a NASA solar observatory show...

Huge Sunspots May Bring Powerful Solar Flares

Posted 05.08.2012 | Science

By: Mike Wall Published: 05/08/2012 10:39 AM EDT on SPACE.com An enormous sunspot group has taken shape on the surface of the sun, hinting that ...

Vast Solar 'Tornadoes' Spied In Dazzling NASA Video

Posted 02.19.2012 | Science

By: Tariq Malik Published: 02/17/2012 06:12 PM EST on SPACE.com A NASA spacecraft has captured an amazing video of solar twisters blowing across...

Massive Solar Flare Could Cause Serious Disruptions To Communications And Power Grids

The Huffington Post | Travis Walter Donovan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A series of massive solar flares that have erupted from the sun in recent days could trigger a dazzling show of the northern lights for stargazers in ...

WATCH: Massive Solar Eruption Rocks The Sun

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

During a press conference at the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco, Karel Schrijver and Alan Title presented groundbreaking data fro...

Solar ERUPTION: Powerful Sun Activity Captured By NASA Spacecraft (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

NASA's STEREO spacecraft has captured spectacular images of a solar eruption, the largest solar prominence in 15 years. The activity was caught on ca...