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Coronal Mass Ejection

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. ...

Freak Space Weather Wreaks Havoc On Satellites

Space.com | Megan Gannon | Posted 09.17.2013 | Science

High-speed eruptions of charged particles from the sun may be to blame for recent failures of satellites that people rely on to watch TV and use the I...

Sun Storm Gives Earth ENORMOUS Blast

Space.com | Tariq Malik | Posted 08.22.2013 | Science

The sun fired off an intense solar storm at Earth Wednesday (Aug. 21) — the second in two days — hurtling billions of tons of charged particles ...

Massive Solar Flare Sparks Radio Blackout

Posted 05.13.2013 | Science

By: Tariq Malik Published: 05/13/2013 06:54 AM EDT on SPACE.com The sun unleashed a colossal Mother's Day solar flare on Sunday (May 12) in what...

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 ...

LOOK: Sun Goes Haywire For Two Days

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.22.2013 | Science

Was the sun in a bad mood this past weekend? Over a two-day period, it pumped out three powerful coronal mass ejections (CMEs). The first CME came at ...

Long Solar Flare Sends Speedy Particles Our Way

Posted 02.11.2013 | Science

By: Tariq Malik Published: 02/10/2013 02:40 AM EST on SPACE.com A long-lasting solar flare erupted from the sun early Saturday (Feb. 9), trigger...

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 ...

Huge Solar Blast May Boost Northern Lights This Week

Posted 01.15.2013 | Science

By: Space.com, staff Published: 01/14/2013 05:09 PM EST on SPACE.com A huge sun eruption on Sunday (Jan. 13) unleashed a wave of solar plasma ai...

WOW: Weird Solar Flare Photographed By Sun-Watching Spacecraft

Posted 09.04.2012 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 09/03/2012 08:20 AM EDT on SPACE.com An enormous sun eruption, shaped like a giant glowing light bulb, was captured...

Cara Santa Maria

What Are Sun Storms REALLY Capable Of?

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 08.21.2012 | Science

What actually happens during a solar storm? How do sunspots, flares, and coronal mass ejections relate to one another? And what's the real effect the ...

WATCH: Sun Fires Off Spectacular Solar Flare

Posted 07.21.2012 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 07/20/2012 03:12 PM EDT on SPACE.com A gigantic sunspot unleashed an intense solar flare early Thursday (July 19)...

WATCH: Northern Lights Dazzle Minnesota Sky

Posted 04.25.2012 | Science

The aurora borealis put on a dazzling show in more than a dozen states Monday night, according to SpaceWeather.com. A particularly spectacular disp...

WATCH: Vast Solar Tornado Big Enough To Swallow Several Earths

Posted 03.29.2012 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 03/29/2012 09:58 AM EDT on SPACE.com A NASA spacecraft has captured video of a massive solar "tornado" fi...

LISTEN: Solar Storm 'Sounds' Other-Worldly In New Video

Posted 03.21.2012 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 03/20/2012 02:03 PM EDT on SPACE.com A new video captures the frenzied sounds of a sun storm, based on data recorde...

WATCH: Solar Flare Looks Like UFO Refueling From Sun

Posted 03.14.2012 | Science

By: Natalie Wolchover Published: 03/13/2012 05:28 PM EDT on Lifes Little Mysteries Telescope images captured of the sun on Monday (March 12) show ...

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 ...

Solar Storm Study Spotlights Risk Of Catastrophe

Posted 03.01.2012 | Science

An aurora borealis may be beautiful, but can there be too much of a good thing? A new study published in the journal Space Weather analyzed the freque...

400 Chernobyls

Matthew Stein | Posted 01.06.2012 | World
Matthew Stein

There are nearly 450 nuclear reactors in the world, with hundreds more either under construction or in the planning stages. Imagine what havoc it would wreak if we were to suddenly experience not just one or two nuclear meltdowns, but 400.

Lee Speigel

WATCH: NASA Spacecraft Photographs Mysterious Glowing Object Near Mercury

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

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...

PHOTOS: Rare Northern Lights Display Dazzles In Over 20 States

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 12.25.2011 | Green

The aurora borealis, a geomagnetic phenomenon that's also known as the northern lights, is something we usually think of as occurring in, well, the no...

WATCH: HUGE Explosion Occurs Moments After Comet Hits Sun

Posted 12.07.2011 | Green

The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO), a satellite monitoring the sun, caught an amazing scene over the weekend: A comet slammed into the sun,...

WATCH: Time-Lapse Shows Solar Eruption Engulfs View Of Venus

Posted 10.18.2011 | Green

Too bright! This time-lapse footage captured Tuesday by the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory shows a "coronal mass ejection" as it sparks between...

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....