Solar storm that caused auroras on Mars observed by Mars orbiters, rover
Solar storm that caused auroras on Mars observed by Mars orbiters, rover
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 05, 2017
High radiation levels detected on Mars for two days following solar storm.
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 11, 2017
Numbers assigned within the X-class are based on the flares' intensity. X2s have twice the energy of X1s; X3s have three times the energy of X1s, and so on.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jul 26, 2017
Originating in the distant Oort Cloud, these comets tend to be larger and more pristine.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jul 26, 2017
Use of two aircraft provides observers more than seven minutes of totality to conduct observations.
Kathy Fey - Apr 29, 2015
Superheated flares may be responsible for the temperature discrepancy between the Sun's surface and its corona.
Andrew McDonald - Apr 10, 2015
A new survey of spiral galaxies has shown that their periods of fastest star formation occurred within their first five billion years.
Andrew McDonald - Mar 04, 2015
The finding led to a new hypothesis regarding the shape of the heliosphere.
Laurel Kornfeld - Mar 02, 2015
Scientists were able to examine marine algae found in sediments in the North Atlantic to compare sea surface temperatures to solar activity for the last few thousand years, and they found a clear correlation.
Kathy Fey - Feb 26, 2015
A newly published model suggests that dark matter may carry heat within the Sun.
Laurel Kornfeld - Feb 10, 2015
New technology could have wide range of environmental and societal benefits.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jan 26, 2015
LightSails could us to re-think the way we travel through space.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jan 22, 2015
The Atmospheric Imaging Assembly has snapped its 100 millionth image of the sun.
Andrew McDonald - Dec 23, 2014
NuSTAR telescope takes a break from black holes to study the Sun.
Laurel Kornfeld - Dec 22, 2014
Event celebrated worldwide as "return of the light."
Laurel Kornfeld - Dec 02, 2014
Scientists hope NASA probe will shed more light on the phenomenon.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 03, 2014
Active region likely to survive two-week solar rotation and face Earth again.
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 27, 2014
Sun is at peak of 11-year activity cycle.
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 13, 2014
NASA notes that the active regions look more luminous because those are areas that give off more light and energy.
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 06, 2014
Filaments can last for days or even weeks.
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 03, 2014
West coast viewers have best seats for both events.
Andrew McDonald - Sep 05, 2014
Data assimilation methods might provide a more reliable means of predicting solar weather.
Laurel Kornfeld - Aug 29, 2014
Borexino instrument enables first direct neutrino observation
Laurel Kornfeld - Jun 10, 2014
The Sun ejected two solar flares on Tuesday, threatening radio communications and GPS signals.
Andrew McDonald - Jun 05, 2014
New observations show sunspots to be more complicated and volatile structures than current models have predicted.
Laurel Kornfeld - May 12, 2014
Video shows close-up of the hole in ultraviolet light.
Laurel Kornfeld - Apr 29, 2014
Sky-watchers witnessed an incredible solar eclipse on Tuesday, which was broadcasted live from Australia.
Andrew McDonald - Apr 26, 2014
A massive solar flare on April 24 disrupted communications for part of the Earth.
Andrew McDonald - Apr 01, 2014
A new flare has resulted in radio malfunctions.
Laurel Kornfeld - Feb 25, 2014
This particular flare is classified as an X4.9-class flare.
Laurel Kornfeld - Feb 24, 2014
IRIS looks into chromosphere, a layer of the sun's lower atmosphere just above the surface, with unprecedented resolution.
Laurel Kornfeld - Feb 04, 2014
A stunning image is captured by NASA.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 01, 2013
What do you think of the Sun's most recent X-class flare?
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 26, 2013
Within the X-class of flares, an X2 is twice as powerful as an X1, and an X3 is three times as powerful.
Andrew McDonald - Aug 07, 2013
The sun is about to flip, according to NASA.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jun 28, 2013
NASA launches IRIS.
Laurel Kornfeld - May 15, 2013
More flares to come?
Laurel Kornfeld - Feb 21, 2013
Two sunspots appeared quickly over the course of Feb. 19-20, 2013.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jan 27, 2013
A beautiful sun.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jan 24, 2013
Better solar storm predictions?
Laurel Kornfeld - Jan 24, 2013
Researchers discover the Sun's major heat source.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 11, 2017
New sub-millimeter radio astronomy technology provides window into star and planet formation.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 10, 2017
Discovery may be a completely new type of object.
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 24, 2017
Nature of teen's observation wasn't recognized until now.
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 11, 2017
Origin of coronal X-ray emissions could be key to answering a question that has long baffled scientists.
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 28, 2017
Public outreach by science organizations and free webcasts drove high level of participation.
Laurel Kornfeld - Aug 27, 2017
The great American eclipse puts on a show seen by tens of millions.
Laurel Kornfeld - Aug 02, 2017
Observers urged to purchase glasses and hand-held viewers from known reliable sources.
Laurel Kornfeld - Aug 02, 2017
The simulation suggests these worlds will go directly from melting to runaway greenhouse effects.
Laurel Kornfeld - May 07, 2015
Scientists warn "superflares" could cause widespread damage on Earth.
Andrew McDonald - May 05, 2015
Two massive plasma filaments erupted on the Sun in late April.
Andrew McDonald - Apr 07, 2015
A two-year cycle of magnetic surges drives most of the most dramatic solar flare activity.
Kathy Fey - Mar 19, 2015
A total eclipse of the sun will occur on Friday morning.
Kathy Fey - Mar 13, 2015
The Sun's first monster flare of the year caused power disruptions on Earth.
Laurel Kornfeld - Feb 12, 2015
Spectacular images show flares, explosions, and time lapses of solar activity.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jan 15, 2015
New developments in artifical intelligence will actually be able to predict upcoming solar flares.
Andrew McDonald - Jan 13, 2015
Flare appeared on Monday, January 12.
Laurel Kornfeld - Dec 25, 2014
The sun unleashes a stunning display of solar flares.
Laurel Kornfeld - Dec 24, 2014
Experts say that the region of the sun where it came from is large and complex, and more radio blackouts could be on the way.
Laurel Kornfeld - Dec 01, 2014
New cooling innovation could save 118,500 kWh every year in a typical three-story commercial building.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 16, 2014
A new study examines the role of a magnetic field in forming the early solar system.
Laurel Kornfeld - Nov 04, 2014
New sunspot heads our way just as huge one rotates away from Earth.
Laurel Kornfeld - Oct 24, 2014
Observatories keep watch as sunspot rotates toward us.
Andrew McDonald - Oct 17, 2014
Data from IRIS spacecraft show how the Sun's corona is heated.
Andrew McDonald - Oct 08, 2014
The Solar Dynamics Observatory recently documented a mid-level flare and a huge filament of solar material.
Laurel Kornfeld - Sep 27, 2014
The researchers created a model that tracks the history of deuterium back through time.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jul 26, 2014
To describe the power of this event, researchers turned to the Carrington Event of September 1859.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jun 03, 2014
CMEs disrupt the flow of the solar wind.
Laurel Kornfeld - May 31, 2014
NASA's Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) has returned amazingly defined images of a coronal mass ejection (CME), which scientists hope will help them solve many questions regarding the surface of our sun.
Laurel Kornfeld - May 16, 2014
Solar winds can travel at more than a million miles per hour.
Laurel Kornfeld - May 11, 2014
A team of astronomers have discovered a star that may be the sun's long-lost sibling.
Laurel Kornfeld - May 10, 2014
Researchers from the University of Texas announced that a team of international scientists have discovered our sun's "long-lost brother."
Laurel Kornfeld - May 08, 2014
NASA uses a UV-sensitive telescope to photograph the sun 24 hours a day.
Andrew McDonald - May 02, 2014
April 29 will experience an annular solar eclipse, in which part of the Sun will be shadowed by the Moon.
Laurel Kornfeld - Apr 28, 2014
Unobservable to most of the world, a solar eclipse will be photographed by a European satellite on Tuesday.
Laurel Kornfeld - Mar 19, 2014
In 2013, a study approximated that the cost of solar storm like the Carrington Event could be as much as $2.6 trillion worldwide.
Laurel Kornfeld - Mar 08, 2014
The presence of cold, dense plasma curbs magnetic reconnection, undermining the Sun's effects on Earth.
Laurel Kornfeld - Dec 09, 2013
IRIS obtains both photos and what's known as spectra, which show how much of any given wavelength of light is present.
Andrew McDonald - Nov 06, 2013
The sun unleashes a barrage of flares.
Andrew McDonald - Sep 18, 2013
Solar storms are linked to failures in low-Earth failures.
Andrew McDonald - Jul 25, 2013
NASA's IRIS mission gets off to a great start.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jul 13, 2013
Solar tsunamis are generated by massive explosions in the Sun's atmosphere referred to as coronal mass ejections (CMEs).
Laurel Kornfeld - Jun 28, 2013
The Pegasus XL rocket containing IRIS was launched from an Orbital L-1011 carrier aircraft at an altitude of 39,000 feet.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jun 22, 2013
Earth-directed CMEs can lead to a space weather phenomenon known as a geomagnetic storm
Laurel Kornfeld - Jun 22, 2013
According to NASA, the blue color in the image above represents light in the 171 Angstrom wavelength.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jun 20, 2013
Both the Sun eruption and ensuing splashdown were spotted by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.
Laurel Kornfeld - Jun 05, 2013
The astronomers utilized data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and several ground-based optical telescopes.
Laurel Kornfeld - May 15, 2013
The sun unleashes another flare. Four in all now.
Laurel Kornfeld - May 13, 2013
The space agency says that the flare was classified as an X1.7.
Laurel Kornfeld - Mar 06, 2013
NASA prepares for a massive CME.
Laurel Kornfeld - Feb 01, 2013
A massive CME leaves the sun.