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NASA Sun Observer Captures Two Solar Eruptions Over Four Hours
2012-11-17 15:28:22

On November 13, the Sun emitted an M6 classification solar flare, one of the weakest designations still able to cause some disturbances on Earth. Now, just a few days later, the Sun is at it again.

NASA Observatory Captures Another X-Class Solar Flare
2012-10-23 15:32:34

NASA said its Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) captured the sun erupting with an X1.8 class solar flare on Monday.

Solar Plasma Wave Unleashed
2012-10-21 08:45:32

A giant super-hot wave of solar plasma larger than the planet Earth erupted from the Sun at 4:15 a.m. EDT and was caught in amazing high-definition detail by a NASA spacecraft.

NASA Team Overcoming Image Degradation
2012-10-06 09:34:41

A NASA satellite studying the sun saw its view obstructed by Earth for a brief period of time each day throughout much of the month of September.

Radiation From Sun’s Solar Whip Is Expected To Reach Earth Today
2012-09-04 07:45:16

Scientists from NASA have discovered an enormous ‘solar whip’ on the surface of the Sun and have warned that radiation from the phenomenon is heading straight toward Earth, arriving on our doorstep sometime today.

IDEA! Coronal Mass Ejection From The Sun
2012-08-28 14:51:12

The sun sent off another coronal mass ejection (CME) last week, but this time the plasma burst showed up in the form of a light bulb.

Why Is The Sun So Perfectly Round?
2012-08-17 07:40:10

On a summer's day, the sun dominates the sky looking for all the world like a big, round ball of light. Round is exactly what it is, it turns out. It is nearly the roundest object ever measured.

Solar Flare Captured By SDO
2012-07-31 13:47:29

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (Solar Dynamics Observatory) captured a mid-level solar flare on Saturday, showing us that the sun is getting prepped for its solar maximum.

Solar Corona Captured In Highest Resolution Ever
2012-07-21 05:29:44

A telescope launched on board a NASA sounding rocket earlier this month has captured the highest-resolution images of the sun's corona, the US space agency announced on Friday.


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