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ISRO’s Aditya L1 and Chandrayaan-2 get front-row seats to the strongest solar storm in over 20 years

The Sun has been throwing some major temper tantrums lately, its active sunspot AR13664 directing m…

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Major solar storm alert: Third CME this week to hit Earth on May 10-11, possibly affecting satellite communications, GPS and power grids

The Sun has spewed out six X-class flares in the past week, the last three whoppers clocking in at …

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4 reasons to convince your boss to let you miss work for the total solar eclipse

The total solar eclipse is in the middle of the workday this Monday. Here are 4 reasons that will c…

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Legendary forecaster Jeremy Grantham highlights 4 areas of the stock market still worth investing in as bubble fears flare

Grantham has long been sounding the alarm on a bubble in AI stocks, but he still sees opportunities…

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Watch the sun show off all year with a total eclipse, strong solar storms, and NASA almost landing on the solar surface

A Helio Year: With a total solar eclipse across the US, a NASA spacecraft "landing" on the sun, and…

Morgan McFall-Johnsen   


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A cluster of sunspots 15 times bigger than Earth could send a solar storm our way as early as Saturday

The cluster of sunspots could send solar weather our way as early as Saturday, though it's difficul…

Marianne Guenot   


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Sun smacks Earth with 2 powerful, back-to-back X-class solar flares, knocking out radio signals across the US

The sun flashed back-to-back powerful X-class solar flares at the Earth. X-class flares are the mos…

Jenny McGrath   


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Why NASA says the total solar eclipse on Monday will be way cooler than any before it

The total solar eclipse will be visible to millions on April 8 as its path cuts from Texas to Maine…

Jenny McGrath,Morgan McFall-Johnsen   


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Powerful solar flare that erupted from a sunspot three times the size of the Earth caused widespread radio blackouts

The solar flare was not facing Earth when it exploded, but its radiation still messed with our radi…

Marianne Guenot   


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Powerful solar flares have been causing radio blackouts on Earth here's a time-lapse video of 4 years of intense storms on the sun

The sun is getting more active, with scientists seeing more solar flares, coronal mass ejections, a…

Marianne Guenot   


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A powerful 'X-class' solar flare just hit Earth. Forecasters are bracing for more sun activity in the coming days.

A series of solar flares adds to a recent explosion of activity on the sun. It's a preview of solar…

Morgan McFall-Johnsen   


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How to stay safe in an extreme solar flare, where the sun bombards Earth with radiation and magnetic havoc

Preparing for an extreme solar storm mostly means getting ready to live without electricity for sev…

Morgan McFall-Johnsen   


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After the moon, a journey to the sun with Aditya-L1

India's Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-C57 (PSLV-C57) lifted off with the country's Aditya-L1 space…

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Solar flare sparks radio blackout in parts of Asia and Australia

According to the US Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC), the solar flare peaked late on April 17…

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A solar eruption headed straight for Earth is eating up stray energy and could trigger a strong geomagnetic storm by Friday

A possible geomagnetic storm could make auroras visible in parts of the northern US, farther south …

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The aurora may creep south on Saturday, appearing from Pennsylvania to Oregon because of a powerful solar flare

Scientists expect more solar storms and eruptions in the coming years, as the sun ramps up to peak …

Morgan McFall-Johnsen   


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Earth's satellites, power grids and planes may have more time to prepare against the threat of solar flares

A big step in tracking down the source of a natural threat to satellites, astronauts, power grids a…

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A mysterious 'Rosetta Stone' explosion reveals a missing link behind solar eruptions

The phenomenon resembled three different forms of solar eruptions, suggesting they might have the s…

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The biggest solar flare since 2017 spotted by NASA — and there could be more to come as the Sun wakes up

The solar flare in question occurred on May 29 at around 3:24 EST (12:54 pm IST). it was an M-cl…