SDO

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…

9 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…

9 years ago

A Secret Solar Eclipse from Outer Space

Call it the eclipse nobody saw. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) got its own private solar eclipse showing from its…

9 years ago

Zombie ISON ‘Behaving Like A Comet’, Stunned Astronomers Say

Talk about the Comeback Kid. After Comet C/2012 S1 ISON┬árounded the sun yesterday afternoon, professional astronomers around the world looked…

9 years ago

Is Comet ISON Dead? Astronomers Say It’s Likely After Icarus Sun-Grazing Stunt

Update, 9:55 pm EST: It's a Thanksgiving miracle: apparently it now looks like ISON has actually survived!! Alright we're calling…

9 years ago

This Energy-Boosting Region In The Sun Will Have A New NASA Satellite Watching It

How does the sun's energy flow? Despite the fact that we live relatively close (93 million miles, or eight light-minutes)…

10 years ago

Yet Another X-Class Flare From AR 1748

Last night, as Commander Hadfield and the Expedition 35 crew were returning to Earth in their Soyuz spacecraft, the Sun…

10 years ago

The Sun Doesn’t Cause Earthquakes

If that title seems like an obvious statement to you, it's ok... it seems pretty obvious to me too. But…

10 years ago

AR1654 is a Monster Sunspot. (And It’s Aiming Our Way.)

Active Region 1654 on the Sun's western limb, seen by SDO on Jan. 11 (NASA/SDO/HMI team. Diagram by J. Major.)…

10 years ago

Sunspot 1520 Fires a Flare

Remember that cool animation I posted earlier of AR1520 and how I said there's no guarantee it wouldn't unleash an…

11 years ago