Space weather to blame for malfunctioning communication satellites
September 18, 2013, 10:32 a.m. by Megan Gannon, SPACE.com
Despite protective shielding, a buildup of charged solar particles is likely responsible for damages to the satellites' amplifiers.
Scientists work to protect Earth's power grids from extreme solar storms
July 3, 2013, 1:39 p.m. by Miriam Kramer, SPACE.com
Researchers are collecting data that may help to predict the effects of solar weather and to potentially protect earth's intricate electrical systems.
Solar fireworks for Fourth of July
July 3, 2013, 12:49 p.m. by Tariq Malik, SPACE.com
A medium-strength solar flare occurred in the early morning of July 3. The flare will not affect the electrical grid, as it is known to do, because it did not erupt towards the Earth.
Sun storm sheds light on star formation
June 20, 2013, 2:49 p.m. by Mike Wall, SPACE.com
Researchers have gained new data on a past sun explosion. Information could be helpful in studying stars in other solar systems very far away.
Telescope takes a balloon ride to study the sun
June 13, 2013, 7:50 a.m. by Mike Wall, SPACE.com
The Sunrise solar observatory aims to study the sun's magnetic field on the telescope's journey from Sweden to Canada.
Extreme solar storm could cause widespread disruptions
May 21, 2013, 1:42 p.m. by Miriam Kramer, SPACE.com
Once every century or so, an extreme solar storm is expected to impact the Earth.
Solar flares explained: What's causing the eruptions?
May 14, 2013, 10:13 a.m. by Mike Wall, SPACE.com
The flares are the result of built up magnetic energy on the sun being released.
Sun unleashes strongest solar flare of the year
May 13, 2013, 10:40 a.m. by Tariq Malik, SPACE.com
The solar flare erupted from an active sunspot on the far side of the sun, so it was not directly facing Earth when it unleashed a wave of super-hot plasma.
See photos of amazing solar eruption
May 6, 2013, 9:58 a.m. by Tariq Malik, SPACE.com
The sun kicked off the month of May with spectacular explosions, none of which were aimed at Earth.
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