Space Weather

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

Moon Transits Earth in Eye-poppingly EPIC View from 1 Million Miles Away

This animation shows images of the far side of the moon, illuminated by the sun, as it crosses between the…

5 years ago

Awesome Photo Shows Monster Sunspot Aiming Our Way

It's a-comin': a "monster" sunspot is steadily rotating around the Sun's southern hemisphere and will soon be in position to fire…

6 years ago

A New Marker Might Better Track the Solar Cycle

Approximately every 11 years the Sun becomes violently active, putting on a show of magnetic activity for aurora watchers and…

6 years ago

NASA’s Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission to Provide 1st 3-D View of Earth’s Magnetic Reconnection Process – Cleanroom visit with Bolden

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden poses with the agency’s Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) spacecraft, mission personnel, Goddard Center Director Chris Scolese and…

7 years ago

Monster Sunspot Erupts with an X-Class Flare

Solar astronomers have been keeping an eye on giant sunspot AR1944, and as it turned towards Earth today, the sunspot…

7 years ago