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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.


Word of the Day
honeyguide
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.