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NASA Assesses Radiation Risks From Huge Solar Flare

Posted 01.24.2012 | Science

By: Staff Published: 01/23/2012 04:42 PM EST on Space An intense solar flare unleashed the biggest radiation storm in year...

WATCH: Huge Solar Storm Could Affect Astronauts, Satellites

AP/The Huffington Post | By SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 03.24.2012 | Science

WASHINGTON -- The sun is bombarding Earth with radiation from the biggest solar storm in more than six years with more to come from the fast-moving er...

The Best Eclipse Photos Of 2011

Posted 12.26.2011 | Green

In 2011, people saw a number of stunning solar and lunar eclipses around the world. In early January, the Middle East and much of Europe were treated ...

WATCH: Comet Plunges Into The Sun And Lives

AP | By SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 12.17.2011 | Technology

WASHINGTON -- A small comet survived what astronomers figured would be a sure death when it danced uncomfortably close to the broiling sun. Comet Lov...

Lee Speigel

WATCH: NASA Spacecraft Photographs Mysterious Glowing Object Near Mercury | Lee Speigel | Posted 12.08.2011 | Weird News

A NASA spacecraft has captured the image of a huge "cloaked" alien ship near the planet Mercury. Unless, of course, it didn't. On Dec. 1, NASA's He...

Scientists Discover BIGGEST Black Holes Ever Known To Exist

AP | MARCIA DUNN | Posted 02.04.2012 | Green

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — Scientists have found the biggest black holes known to exist – each one 10 billion times the size of our sun. A te...

PHOTO: Incredible View Of The Sun's Active Region

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 01.04.2012 | Technology

This is not a Jackson Pollock. French skywatcher Jean-Pierre Brahic snapped the shot in February 2011, capturing an active solar region with insane...

Part Of Sun Turns Into Stormy 'Benevolent Monster'

AP | By SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 01.04.2012 | Green

WASHINGTON -- After years of quiet, the sun is coming alive with solar storms in a big way. The sun shot off a flare Thursday afternoon from a region...

Forecasters: New Solar Flare Won't Cause Problems

AP | Posted 11.07.2011 | Technology

WASHINGTON -- Forecasters say a new solar flare should provide only a glancing blow on Earth on Friday and is unlikely to cause any problems. The Nat...

It's Hotter Than It Used to Be; It's Not as Hot as It's Going to Be

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 09.20.2011 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

Holy crap it's hot. People, animals, and crops are dying. But not only is it hot, it's hotter than it used to be. And it's our fault. Welcome to the future of climate change.

Fox News of the World Next?

Sunil Adam | Posted 09.10.2011 | Media
Sunil Adam


We Are Still Ruled By The Sun

Donna Henes | Posted 09.07.2011 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

Since it determines both the cycle of the day and the circle of the seasonal year, the sun provides the structure of our existence, the framework within which our world revolves. As such, it seems to suggest all celestial and earthly order.

Michael Calderone

James Murdoch Takes Stage With Tabloid Closing | Michael Calderone | Posted 09.06.2011 | Media

NEW YORK -- Rupert Murdoch clutched a copy of the Wall Street Journal Thursday as reporters peppered him with questions about News Corp. shutting down...

Robots Invade D.C.!

Zoe P. Strassfield | Posted 09.04.2011 | Technology
Zoe P. Strassfield

Don't be alarmed, they weren't robots from other planets sent to conquer Earth. In fact, it's the other way around.

A History Of The Female Sun

Donna Henes | Posted 08.26.2011 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

In archaic times, people perceived the sun, in its shining prime and glory, the giver of heat and light and life, to be the effulgent force of the female.

Is Marrakech "Over"?

Anthony Lassman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Anthony Lassman

There is a lot of steam left in Morocco's gateway to the Sahara but you first need to know what to avoid, where to stay, where to eat and when is best to go.

Climbing the Gros Piton in St. Lucia

Margie Goldsmith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Margie Goldsmith

I look for a toehold, plant my hands on a boulder, and push myself up a few feet. I am climbing Gros Piton, a twin mountain along with Petit Piton on the western coast of St. Lucia.

NASA's Most Dazzling Images Of The Sun

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

On February 11, 2010, NASA launched the $865 million Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), equipped for a five-year study of the Sun's magnetic field, its...

The Entire Sun Imaged For The First Time Ever

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

On Super Bowl Sunday, NASA released the first-ever simultaneous view of the entire sun. NASA's STEREO probes, twin telescopes launched in 2006, move...

WATCH: Michio Kaku Warns 5 Cities Of Enormous Pending Earthquakes

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Physicist and author of "Physics of the Future" Michio Kaku warned world citizens this morning on Good Morning America about the pending threat of eno...

The Winter Solstice: The Sun Is Born!

Donna Henes | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

That the world started with the sacred spark of creative potential contained within the primordial womb, is one of humanity's oldest concepts.

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...


Logan Nakyanzi Pollard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Logan Nakyanzi Pollard



Logan Nakyanzi Pollard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Logan Nakyanzi Pollard

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Here Comes The Sun: Astronomer's Stunning Close-Up Photos

The Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

On October 20, amateur astronomer Alan Friedman got a little face time with the sun. Using his own telescope, Friedman captured a highly detailed p...