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An image of the Sun shows a bright flash in the bottom right side where a solar flare erupts.

How NASA Tracked the Most Intense Solar Storm in Decades

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May 2024 has already proven to be a particularly stormy month for our Sun. During the first full week of…

Article1 month ago

Flashes on the Sun Could Help Scientists Predict Solar Flares

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In the blazing upper atmosphere of the Sun, a team of scientists have found new clues that could help predict…

Article1 year ago

NASA’s MinXSS Instrument CubeSat Launches to Study Sun’s Flares

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The Miniature X-Ray Solar Spectrometer 3, or MinXSS-3, successfully launched on the InspireSat-1 small satellite at 7:29 p.m. EST on Feb.…

Article2 years ago

NASA Sun Data Helps New Model Predict Big Solar Flares

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Using data from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, scientists have developed a new model that successfully predicted seven of…

Article4 years ago

NASA Retires Prolific Solar Observatory After 16 Years

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Every morning for the past 16 years, solar physicist Säm Krucker sat down at his desk to check the latest…

Article6 years ago

NASA’s SDO Sees Sun Emit Mid-Level Flare Oct. 1

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The Sun emitted a mid-level solar flare, peaking at 8:13 p.m. EDT on Oct. 1, 2015. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, which…

Article9 years ago