CME

A Sun-Like Star Just Blasted out a Flare That Would be Devastating if it Happened Here

A Sun-like star over 100 light-years away experienced a massive flare and ejection that would be devastating if it happened…

8 months ago

Flying Into the Sun? NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Mission

NASA is planning a mission to get as close as possible as we can to the Sun and reveal its…

5 years ago

What Was the Carrington Event?

In 1859, the Sun gave off the most powerful solar flare on record. A blast of radiation and particles so…

6 years ago

Space Weather Causing Martian Atmospherics

A mysterious plume seen on Mars four years ago may have been caused by the impact of a large solar…

6 years ago

Comet Q2 Lovejoy Loses Tail, Grows Another, Loses That One Too!

Maybe you've seen Comet Q2 Lovejoy. It's a big fuzzy ball in binoculars low in the southern sky in the…

8 years ago

NASA Explains: The Difference Between CMEs and Solar Flares

This is a question we are often asked: what is the difference between a coronal mass ejection (CME) and a…

8 years ago

The Sun Fires Off a Third X-Class Flare

Remember yesterday when we mentioned two X-class flares erupting from the Sun within the space of about an hour? We…

8 years ago

Monster Sunspot Erupts with an X-Class Flare

Solar astronomers have been keeping an eye on giant sunspot AR1944, and as it turned towards Earth today, the sunspot…

9 years ago

Watch the Sun Split Apart

Here's your amazing oh-my-gosh-space-is-so-cool video of the day -- a "canyon of fire" forming on the Sun after the liftoff…

9 years ago