Results tagged “Space Weather”

Video: Simulating Space Weather at Pluto

This video shows a simulation of the space environment all the way out to Pluto in the months surrounding New Horizons' July 2015 flyby.

For scientists studying the impacts of space weather, one of the central mysteries of solar flares.

The Sun demonstrates the potential to superflare, new research into stellar flaring suggests.

This winter, two sounding rockets will launch through the aurora borealis over Norway to study how particles move in a region near the North Pole where Earth's magnetic field is directly connected to the solar wind.

New research led by physicists at the University of Warwick has used tools designed to study social networks to gain significant new insights into the Northern Lights, and space weather particularly the interaction of events in the sun's atmosphere with Earth's ionosphere.

Images of a Mid-level Solar Flare Today

The sun emitted a mid-level solar flare, peaking at 3:33 a.m EDT on Aug. 24, 2015.

The universe overflows with repeating patterns. From the smallest cells to the largest galaxies, scientists are often rewarded by observing similar patterns in vastly different places.

NuSTAR Views The X-ray Sun

X-rays light up the surface of our Sun in a bouquet of colors in this new image containing data from NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array, or NuSTAR.

Sun Unleashes Mid-level Flare

The sun emitted a mid-level solar flare, peaking at 2:23 p.m. EDT on June 22, 2015. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, which watches the sun constantly, captured an image of the event. Solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation.

What began as a chat between husband and wife has evolved into an intriguing scientific discovery.

Our sun is a volatile star: explosions of light, energy and solar materials regularly dot its surface.

While no one yet knows what's needed to build a habitable planet, it's clear that the interplay between the sun and Earth is crucial for making our planet livable - a balance between a sun that provides energy and a planet that can protect itself from the harshest solar emissions.

Protecting Earth From Bad Space Weather

This week's spectacular glowing auroras in the night sky further south than usual highlighted the effect that 'space weather' can have on Earth.

SDO Collects Its 100-Millionth Image

On Jan. 19, 2015, at 12:49 p.m. EST, an instrument on NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured its 100 millionth image of the sun.

Severe Space Weather Warning

NOAA has issued a space weather warning of the potential for a geomagnetic K-index of 7 or greater. Severe to extreme space weather conditions may result. Resulting aurora may be seen as low as Pennsylvania to Iowa to Oregon.

Auroras are the most visible manifestation of the sun's effect on Earth, but many aspects of these spectacular displays are still poorly understood.

The sun emitted a mid-level solar flare, peaking at 11:50 p.m. EST on Dec. 16, 2014.

Sun Emits a Mid-Level Flare

On Dec. 4, 2014, the sun emitted a mid-level solar flare, peaking at 1:25 p.m. EST.

The sun emitted a mid-level solar flare, peaking at 12:48 p.m. EST on Nov. 16, 2014.

One of the two STEREO spacecraft is experiencing communication problems. [Updated]

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