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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,...

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 ...

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...

New Report Spotlights Dangers Of Solar Superstorms

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 02.08.2013 | Science

A massive solar superstorm could cause a spike in radiation levels on Earth, potentially disrupting terrestrial and space-based communications and sli...

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 ...

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: Twin Sunspots Erupt In Spectacular Solar Storm

Posted 08.10.2012 | Science

By: SPACE.com Staff Published: 08/10/2012 07:55 AM EDT on SPACE.com The sun fired off a spectacular eruption last weekend, and a NASA spacecraft c...

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: Summer's Strongest Solar Flare Yet

Posted 07.07.2012 | Science

By: Tariq Malik Published: 07/06/2012 09:22 PM EDT on SPACE.com The most powerful solar flare of the summer so far erupted from the sun Friday (...

Solar Tornado Study May Help Solve Longstanding Mystery

Posted 06.28.2012 | Science

By: Nola Taylor Redd Published: 06/27/2012 01:17 PM EDT on SPACE.com For years, scientists have struggled to determine why the sun's atmosphere is...

Solar Flares Nothing Much Compared To Other Stars' Outbursts

Posted 05.17.2012 | Science

By: Charles Q. Choi Published: 05/16/2012 01:22 PM EDT on SPACE.com Stars like our sun can release "superflares," explosions of up to ...

Space Weather Experts Share Secrets For Predicting Solar Flares

Posted 05.15.2012 | Science

By: Katharine Gammon, OurAmazingPlanet Contributor Published: 05/15/2012 09:54 AM EDT on OurAmazingPlanet Get ready for some solar action. Earth...

Giant Sunspot Fires Off Spectacular Solar Flare

Posted 05.11.2012 | Science

By: Tariq Malik Published: 05/11/2012 11:35 AM EDT on SPACE.com A huge sunspot that dwarfs the Earth is unleashing a series of powerful solar fl...

WATCH: Huge Solar Flare Triggers Explosion Of Plasma

Posted 04.17.2012 | Science

By: Tariq Malik Published: 04/16/2012 05:08 PM EDT on SPACE.com The sun erupted in an amazing solar flare today (April 16), unleashing an intense ...

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...

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 ...

Solar Storm Shakes Earth's Magnetic Field

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 05.09.2012 | Science

WASHINGTON — The solar storm that seemed to be more fizzle than fury got much stronger early Friday before fading again. At its peak, it was th...

Venus Spacecraft 'Blinded' By Raging Solar Flare

Posted 03.08.2012 | Science

By: Denise Chow Published: 03/08/2012 01:06 PM EST on SPACE.com Strong radiation from one of the most intense solar storms in the past five year...

Where To See The Northern Lights Tonight

Posted 03.08.2012 | Green

Though the massive solar storm that hit earth late yesterday may cause satellite disruptions and power outages over the next 24 hours, the news isn't ...

Solar Storm Strong, But Earth May Be Lucking Out

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 05.08.2012 | Science

WASHINGTON — Our high-tech world seems to have easily weathered a solar storm that didn't quite live up to its advance billing. While some expe...

TONIGHT: Solar Storm May Bring Awesome Aurora

Posted 03.08.2012 | Science

By: Denise Chow Published: 03/07/2012 06:16 PM EST on SPACE.com A massive solar storm may spark an intense northern lights display for skywatche...

WATCH: Biggest Solar Storm in Years Now Bombarding Earth

Posted 03.08.2012 | Science

By: Denise Chow Published: 03/08/2012 01:52 AM EST on SPACE.com This story was updated at 6:58 a.m. EST. The biggest solar storm in five years ...

Earth Bombarded By Strongest Solar Storm In Years

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 05.08.2012 | Science

WASHINGTON -- One of the strongest solar storms in years engulfed Earth early Thursday, but scientists say the planet may have lucked out. Hours af...