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Stunning Time-Lapse Shows Biggest Sunspot In Past 24 Years

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 11.11.2014 | Science

A mesmerizing new time-lapse video (above) captures the fiery magnificence of what's believed to be the largest sunspot observed in the past 24 years....

Powerful Flares Disrupt Communication Systems

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 10.22.2014 | Science

The sun is at it again, unleashing a series of solar flares including one that caused brief disruptions in communication systems. NASA said its spa...

WATCH: Our Planet Looks Tiny Next To This

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 10.07.2014 | Science

Something described as a "filament" sounds like such a tiny thing. But check out this ginormous solar filament NASA spotted on Sept. 30, courtesy o...

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. ...

Powerful Solar Flare Reveals Its Secrets

Space.com | Nola Taylor Redd | Posted 05.21.2014 | Science

For the first time, a massive solar flare revealed the process that created it, confirming new theories about flares and the explosive ejections of s...

WATCH: Massive Flare Triggers Blackout

Space.com | Tariq Malik | Posted 04.25.2014 | Science

The sun erupted with a massive solar flare late Thursday (April 24), triggering a temporary communications blackout on some parts of Earth. The pow...

Are We Headed Toward A Mini Ice Age?

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 01.25.2014 | Science

If you thought the polar vortex was bad, get a load of a new climate phenomenon that just might be coming our way. Some scientists say we could be ...

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...

WATCH: Sun Erupts With Flashy Flare

Space.com | Tariq Malik | Posted 10.25.2013 | Science

The sun erupted with one of the strongest solar flares it can unleash early Friday (Oct. 25), just days after firing off an intense solar storm at Ea...

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 ...

WATCH: Sun Opens Explosive Plasma 'Arms'

Space.com | Posted 08.03.2013 | Science

A sun-watching spacecraft spotted our closest star opening its arms to the cosmos. Two strands of plasma from an eruption in the sun's atmosphere wer...

WATCH: Huge 'Hole' In The Sun

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.06.2013 | Science

We're not sure whether to be amazed or alarmed. A "massive" coronal hole that rotated toward Earth from May 28-31 was one of the largest such holes...

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 ...

Massive Solar Flare Knocks Out Radio, NASA Says

Posted 04.11.2013 | Science

By: Tariq Malik Published: 04/11/2013 12:38 PM EDT on SPACE.com The most powerful solar flare of the year erupted from the sun today (April 11) sp...

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 ...

Mars Rover Hunkers Down As Huge Solar Blast Races Toward Red Planet

AP | ALICIA CHANG | Posted 03.07.2013 | Science

LOS ANGELES -- Curiosity hunkered down after the sun unleashed a blast that raced toward Mars. While the hardy rover was designed to withstand punish...

WATCH: Giant Plumes Of Fire Rain Down On Sun

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 02.21.2013 | Science

Had enough of all the rain and snow this winter? Be thankful you don't have to contend with fire falling from the sky. That doesn't happen on Earth, o...

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...

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...

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...

Are We at the End of Days? This Mayan Says...

The GypsyNesters | Posted 02.10.2013 | Weird News
The GypsyNesters

Think Y2K was scary? This is Y2K plus a dozen! We needed a dose of reality to calm our nerves, so we went straight to the source, the Mayan ruins at Tulum.

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...

Secret Warning From the Sun

Lawrence E. Joseph | Posted 12.09.2012 | Science
Lawrence E. Joseph

Recent research indicates that the sun has secretly been sending vitally important messages to piles of radioactive medical waste. No joke.