solar storms

Scientists Have a new way to Predict the Most Damaging Solar Storms

Space is full of hazards.  The Earth, and it’s atmosphere, does a great job of shielding us from most of…

2 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

Scientists in Japan Have Found a Detailed Record of the Earth’s Last Magnetic Reversal, 773,000 Years Ago

Every 200,000 to 300,000 years Earth's magnetic poles reverse. What was once the north pole becomes the south, and vice…

11 months ago

Scientists are much better at predicting when the Sun is going to become more active

The sun constantly cycles between periods of activity and periods of inactivity, and a new technique allows scientists to better…

1 year ago

Solar Storms Might Confuse Whale Navigation, and Make Them More Likely to Strand Themselves

The Gray Whale is the 10th largest creature alive today, and the 9 creatures larger than it are all whales,…

2 years 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

The ESA’s Solar Orbiter, a Mission That Will Chart the Unexplored Polar Regions of the Sun, Just Launched!

The ESA's Solar Orbiter launched earlier today on its five-year mission to study the Sun, which scientists hope will lead…

2 years ago

Destructive Super Solar Storms Hit Us Every 25 Years Or So

Solar storms powerful enough to wreak havoc on electronic equipment strike Earth every 25 years, according to a new study.…

2 years ago

Space Weather Forecasts can now give Satellites One Whole Day of Warning when a Killer Solar Storm is Inbound

Earth's fleet of satellites is in a vulnerable position. When solar activity increases, high-energy particles are directed toward Earth. Our…

2 years ago

Plans for a Modular Martian Base that Would Provide its own Radiation Shielding

At this year's AIAA Space and Astronautics Forum and Exposition, engineer Marco Peroni presented his proposal for a modular Martian…

3 years ago