CME

Fireworks from the Sun

From July 2 to July 5, the Sun shot off a whopping eighteen M-class solar flares. Most originated from Active…

10 years ago

New Warning System Designed to Keep Astronauts Safe from Solar Storms

A new solar storm prediction system based in Antarctica could provide astronauts in space warning time of over two hours…

10 years ago

How Big Are Sunspots?

[/caption] The short answer? Really big. The long answer? Really, really big. The image above shows sunspot regions in comparison…

10 years ago

How Big Was Monday’s CME?

This big! The M1.7-class flare that erupted from active region 1461 on Monday, April 16 let loose an enormous coronal…

10 years ago

Big Blast from the Sun

The CME we reported on earlier today was obviously just a warm up to the latest blast: A beautiful prominence…

10 years ago

The Sun Spits Out a Coronal Mass Ejection

Ever squirted water out of your mouth when playing in a swimming pool or lake? This Coronal Mass Ejection (CME)…

10 years ago

Watch Mercury Get Smacked By CMEs

The bright object in the center of this video sequence is the planet Mercury, seen by NASA's STEREO-B spacecraft as…

10 years ago

Dark Figures Do An Eerie Dance On The Sun

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured this video on March 27 - 28 of two large areas of "dark" plasma on…

10 years ago

Active Region Is Still Active!

[/caption] Even though the CME unleashed by active region 1429 initially hit Earth a bit softer than expected yesterday (read…

10 years ago

Sun Releases a Powerful X5 Flare

[/caption] Active Region 1429 unleashed an X5.4-class solar flare early this morning at 00:28 UT, as seen in this image…

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