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Forget flares. Next time you're in trouble, send up a balloon

A device now seeking funding on Kickstarter offers a better way to get help when you need it -- by sending a helium balloon 150 feet in the air.

By 22 November 2014

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NASA tracks giant flare-spewing sunspot across sun

NASA followed the biggest sunspot in many years as it roamed across the face of the sun, releasing solar flares along the way.

By 4 November 2014

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One week, one giant sunspot, six massive solar flares

In the space of a week, the largest sunspot seen in 24 years has erupted in six massive flares, five of which were categorised X-class.

7 Images By 27 October 2014

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Massive solar flare erupts towards Earth

An X-class solar flare -- the biggest class of solar flare -- has erupted from the sun straight towards Earth, and geomagnetic storms are on the way.

By 12 September 2014

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August solar flares in pictures

August 24 and 25 saw a surge in solar activity, with NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory capturing a series of stunning photos of three coronal mass ejections.

5 Images By 26 August 2014

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Spotted: Solar flare more than seven times the size of Earth

IRIS is NASA's newest toy for studying the sun. It just observed its first solar eruption, and it was a doozy.

By 31 May 2014

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NASA captures footage of enormous solar flare

A new video shows a burst of light leaping off the sun that is so massive the space agency gives it an X-class rating, which denotes the most intense of all flares.

By 27 February 2014

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Friday Poll: What's your reaction to the new 'Star Wars' trailer?

The first trailer for "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" has been viewed, remixed, parodied and shot in Lego form. Tell us if it fires up your lightsaber or if you're sensing a disturbance in the Force instead.

By 6 December 2014

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Canon's 100-400mm replacement lens finally arrives

After 16 years, the versatile but elderly telephoto zoom now has a successor. The new 100-400mm lens has better optics and image stabilization, along with a higher price.

By 11 November 2014

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Watch a glorious HD timelapse of sunspot AR 12192

The sunspot that recently rolled across the surface of the sun while spewing out flares has been animated in a magnificent timelapse using NASA SDO images.

By 11 November 2014