coronal mass ejection

Modern Solar Eclipse Science: Huge Coronal Mass Ejection Caught in Action

There’s an old adage that says there is ‘nothing new under the Sun…’ but that doesn’t apply when it comes…

3 months ago

A Very Powerful Solar Storm Hit the Earth Back in 1582

"A great fire appeared in the sky to the North, and lasted three nights," wrote a Portuguese scribe in early…

6 months ago

ESA is Considering a Mission to Give Advanced Warnings of Solar Storms

The Sun is not exactly placid, though it appears pretty peaceful in the quick glances we can steal with our…

2 years ago

Astronomers See an Enormous Coronal Mass Ejection… On Another Star!

For the first time ever, astronomers have witnessed a coronal mass ejection (CME) on a star other than our very…

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…

4 years ago

Solar Probe Plus Will ‘Touch’ The Sun

The Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and Draper are helping NASA to develop the Solar Probe Plus, the first spacecraft that will…

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…

5 years ago

How Can You see the Northern Lights?

The northern lights are an amazing thing to behold, and can be seen regularly from locations spanning from Siberia and…

5 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…

5 years ago

New Mission: DSCOVR Satellite will Monitor the Solar Wind

Solar wind - that is, the stream of charged electrons and protons that are released from the upper atmosphere of…

7 years ago