Latest Coronal mass ejection Stories
A coronal mass ejection associated with a solar flare emitted early Thursday morning is unlikely to reach Earth, but it could affect one of the two STEREO satellites currently orbiting the sun.
A stunning image showing Aurora Australis – the Southern Lights – glowing over Concordia station in the Antarctic, one of the remotest places on Earth, on 18 July 2012
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A solar storm, scheduled to arrive Saturday morning and last through the end of the day on Sunday, is expected to put on a show for sky-gazers but should otherwise have little to no effect, according to scientists.
The sun is a ferocious, hot mess, and this week it showed off through a coronal mass ejection just how messy it can get. An active region on the sun fired off two M-class flares and two coronal mass ejections (CMEs) this week.
Engineers and scientists at the Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] Space Systems Advanced Technology Center (ATC) have completed delivery of key hardware subsystems for NASA’s Magnetosphereic Multiscale mission (MMS).
When the sun launched a moderate, or M-class, solar flare May 17, 2012, it was still one of the largest eruptions seen since late January when our star began to rouse from an anomalously long quiet period.
A NASA satellite has captured images of a solar tornado that is said to be five times as wide as Earth and one of the largest such structures ever discovered on our sun.
Massive solar flares could bring down the national electrical grid and affect power in the U.S. “for a period of years,” according to a 2009 NASA report.
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