SDO

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…

4 years ago

A Dark Region Is Growing Eerily On The Sun’s Surface

Images from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory have spotted a growing dark region called a coronal hole, which is the cause…

4 years ago

Weekly Space Hangout – Sept 18, 2015: Planet Hunter Prof. Sara Seager

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Special Guests: Dr. Sara Seager, whose research focuses on computer models of exoplanet atmospheres, interiors, and…

5 years ago

Watch an Enormous “Plasma Snake” Erupt from the Sun

Over the course of April 28–29 a gigantic filament, briefly suspended above the surface* of the Sun, broke off and…

6 years ago

Weekly Space Hangout – February 13, 2015 – Paul Gilster and his “Centauri Dreams”

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Special Guest: Paul Gilster (centauri-dreams.org / @centauri_dreams),author of "Centauri Dreams" Guests: Morgan Rehnberg (cosmicchatter.org / @MorganRehnberg…

6 years ago

Weekly Space Hangout – Oct. 31, 2014: Bad Week in Space

Host: Fraser Cain (@fcain) Guests: Morgan Rehnberg (cosmicchatter.org / @cosmic_chatter) Ramin Skibba (@raminskibba) Alessondra Springmann (@sondy) Ken Kremer (kenkremer.com /…

6 years ago

Watch the Rise and Fall of a Towering Inferno on the Sun

Caught on camera by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, a prominence blazes hundreds of thousands of miles out from the Sun's surface (i.e.,…

6 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…

6 years ago

Slip-Sliding Away: Solar Flare’s Magnetic Lines Go For A Loop In This Video

When will the next big solar flare occur? How much damage could it cause to power lines and satellites? These…

7 years ago

Yesterday’s Mammoth Solar Flare Is The Biggest Of 2014 So Far

She's a rainbow! You can see the first moments of a huge flare belching off the sun in the picture…

7 years ago