Monster solar flare this year was the best-observed in history
May 9, 2014, 11:38 a.m. by Joseph Castro, SPACE.com
With such a detailed view of the X-class flare, scientists will gain a better understanding of what causes the flares and possibly predict them in the future.
Major solar flare leads to some disrupted communications on Earth
April 25, 2014, 11:17 a.m. by Tariq Malik, SPACE.com
The powerful flare likely caused a high-frequency radio blackout for about an hour over the Pacific Ocean and Eastern Pacific Rim regions.
Solar flare causes radio disturbances on Earth
March 31, 2014, 3:12 p.m. by Miriam Kramer, SPACE.com
The shortwave radios 'roared with static' as the flare's shock waves raced across space.
Colliding solar eruptions created 'perfect storm' in space
March 19, 2014, 10:40 a.m. by Nola Taylor Redd, SPACE.com
A new study analyzes the rare July 2012 solar superstorm to better understand extreme solar phenomena.
NASA launches a rocket at the northern lights [Photos]
March 7, 2014, 7:32 a.m. by Russell McLendon
Data from the rocket will help scientists understand why auroras wrinkle into distinctive shapes 'like swirls of cream in coffee,' part of a broader investigation into how Earth receives energy from the sun.
Sun unleashes monster of a solar flare
February 25, 2014, 3:34 p.m. by Miriam Kramer, SPACE.com
If directed at Earth, the X-class solar flare could have caused a serious geomagnetic storm.
Sun unleashes first major solar flare of the year
January 8, 2014, 10:21 a.m. by Tariq Malik, SPACE.com
The flare's radiation did not pose a threat to the crew aboard the International Space Station, but it has delayed a rocket launch here on Earth.
Sun fires off one of the strongest solar flares yet
November 20, 2013, 9:12 a.m. by Miriam Kramer, SPACE.com
The flare may have triggered a coronal mass ejection, but it is unlikely to have much, if any, effect on Earth.
Strongest solar flare of 2013 erupts from sun
November 7, 2013, 12:10 p.m. by Miriam Kramer, SPACE.com
The heightened activity is common, NASA says, as the sun is currently in the peak of its 11-year Solar Cycle 24.
Do you remember the giant Halloween solar storm of 2003?
October 30, 2013, 3:10 p.m. by Elizabeth Howell, SPACE.com
A strange storm on the sun during Halloween ten years ago interfered with communications and produced auroras as far south as Florida and Texas.
Sun erupts with major solar flare
October 25, 2013, 1:24 p.m. by Tariq Malik, SPACE.com
Several other recent solar flares will make contact with Earth soon, but none of them pose a serious problem for satellites in orbit.
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