CME

We Just had the Strongest Solar Flare in the Current Solar Cycle

On December 14th, at 12:02 PM Eastern (09:02 AM Pacific), the Sun unleashed a massive solar flare. According to the…

2 months ago

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…

2 years 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…

7 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…

7 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…

8 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…

9 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…

9 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…

10 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…

10 years ago