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A recent solar eruption just missed Earth; these coronographs show the sun before and during the eruption. NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Solar eruption could help Earth prepare for technology melt-down

A sobering study published this month in Space Weather warns why we need to get better prepared for disruptive space weather events - particularly coronal mass ejections. The current solar maximum - a…
How will Earth weather solar storms while the sun flips its magnetic field? NASA Goddard Photo and Video

A solar magnetic reversal means there’s no need to flip out – yet

You may have read the sun’s magnetic field is heading for a change in field polarity - meaning it will flip upside down - and could have ripple effects throughout the entire solar system. So what does…
The spinning vortex of Saturn’s north polar storm resembles a deep red rose of giant proportions surrounded by green foliage, NASA said. NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI

NASA pics reveal huge rose hurricane on Saturn

The US space agency has released fresh pictures of a hurricane with a 2000km wide eye locked over Saturn’s north pole and spinning at around four times the speed of earthly hurricane winds. The pictures…
A giant flare blasts solar wind and plasma towards Earth. NASA

Huge space storm could disrupt power grids, GPS, flights

The biggest space storm in five years is hurtling towards Earth at more than 2000 km per second. Two bursts of solar wind and plasma - known as coronal mass ejections (CME) - are expected to hit Earth…

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