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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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This diagram shows what happens during a total solar eclipse

This diagram easily breaks down the science of what's happening in space with the sun, moon, and Ea…

Morgan McFall-Johnsen   


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US solar producers could finally have a fighting chance as tariffs kick in on cheaper imports from Asia

A two-year moratorium on solar tariff imports is over, and could help bring stability to strained U…

Filip De Mott   


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7 times a total solar eclipse revolutionized science

A total solar eclipse made Einstein and his theory of relativity world famous. That's not the only …

Jenny McGrath   


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I saw the northern lights during the historic solar storm. I was surprised by how misleading the photos are.

The northern lights can appear in the sky above places like San Francisco or New York. They're beau…

Morgan McFall-Johnsen   


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Monday's solar eclipse had nothing to do with the earthquake that rocked the East Coast today

A 4.8 magnitude earthquake rattled NYC, NJ, and even Pennsylvania just days before the 2024 total s…

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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…

Ellyn Lapointe   


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China has flooded the market with so many solar panels that people are using them as garden fencing

US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen is set to discuss industrial overcapacity with top Chinese offic…

Huileng Tan   


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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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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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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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What it will take to modernize the American grid and usher in the clean-energy revolution

The US grid is ill-equipped to handle what's coming. Here's what it will take to modernize the grid…

Morgan McFall-Johnsen,Jenny McGrath,Ellyn Lapointe   


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A National Geographic photographer gave me advice on photographing the total solar eclipse. Here's how my photos turned out.

A seasoned eclipse photographer gave me his advice on how to photograph the total solar eclipse. He…

Ellyn Lapointe   


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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…

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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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A signal linked to aliens by a Harvard professor may have been caused by a passing truck

Harvard's Avi Loeb led an expedition searching for potential extraterrestrial technology on the sea…

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A 'severe' geomagnetic storm is forecast for Earth for the first time in years here's what to know about these storms

A 'severe' geomagnetic storm is forecasted to reach Earth this Friday for the first time in 20 year…

Ellyn Lapointe   


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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…

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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