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The Sun Hurls its Most Powerful Flare in a Decades

The Sun has been vying for attention these last couple of weeks. First with the appearance of a fabulous complex…

5 days ago

The Sun Gets Feisty, Throwing Off Three X-Class Flares Within 24 Hours

The Sun is heading toward solar maximum (which is likely to be about a year away) and as it does,…

3 months ago

Look at How Much the Sun Has Changed in Just Two Years

The solar cycle has been reasonably well understood since 1843 when Samuel Schwabe spent 17 years observing the variation of…

3 months ago

A Sunspot, Revealed in Incredible Detail by Europe’s Newly Upgraded GREGOR Telescope

I wear glasses for astigmatism. But, as a stargazer with a visual impediment, turns out I’m in good company. The…

4 years ago

Curiosity Rover Snaps Photos of Comet Siding Spring, Giant Sunspot and Mars-shine

NASA's Curiosity Rover spends most of its time staring at the ground, but like humans, it looks up once in a while too.…

10 years ago

Beastly Sunspot Amazes, Heightens Eclipse Excitement

That's one big, black blemish on the Sun today! Rarely have we been witness to such an enormous sunspot. Lifting…

10 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…

10 years ago

Aurora Watch! Two Solar Particle Blasts Could Start Smacking Into Earth Friday

Bim, bam, smash! The Sun hurled two clouds of particles in our general direction, putting space weather watchers on alert.…

10 years ago

A Stunning Image of our Home Star

Active regions 2108 and 2109 are now passing around the limb of the Sun, but not before solar photography specialist Alan…

10 years ago

These Are Really, Really Big Sunspots Facing Earth Right Now

Do you feel like you're in the firing gallery? These sunspots are practically square-on to Earth right now. Although they…

11 years ago