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WATCH: Solar 'Mini-Max' Erupts

Space.com | Elizabeth Howell | Posted 06.23.2014 | Science

The sun is supposed to be at the height of its 11-year activity cycle, but for the most part things have been pretty quiet. That might be starting t...

WATCH: Vast Solar Flare Is One For The Record Books

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.09.2014 | Science

This stupendous solar flare is one for the record books. The X-class flare erupted from the sun's surface on March 29, 2014, and NASA scientists sa...

WATCH: Stupendous Solar Flare Is Biggest Of 2014 So Far

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 02.25.2014 | Science

Great balls of fire! A ginormous sunspot is acting up again, and this time the region has produced the largest solar flare recorded so far in 2014. ...

WATCH: Powerful Solar Flare Triggers Blackout

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 11.19.2013 | Science

There's been a lot of activity on the surface of the sun this year, and Tuesday morning was no exception. NASA recorded a powerful solar flare th...

Huge Solar Flare May Mean Sun Is 'Waking Up'

Posted 03.06.2012 | Science

By: Denise Chow Published: 03/06/2012 07:28 AM EST on SPACE.com An active region on the sun that unleashed a powerful solar flare Sunday (March ...

WATCH: Sun Emits Powerful Blast

Posted 01.07.2012 | Technology

The sun was on fire last week. Sorry, we couldn't resist. But when it came to solar activity, the big shining star didn't let us down. On Thurs...