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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 Feb. 26, 2014


A solar flare of cosmic scale (pictures)

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory records a glowing light bulb-like billowing tower of plasma on Sunday that was more than 100,000 miles across.

6 Images By Oct. 16, 2012


Leica's X2 with designer flare (pictures)

At Photokina, Leica debuted a new version of its compact X2 camera -- but this one has some designer flair from Paul Smith. Only 1,500 will be built.

6 Images By Sep. 27, 2012


Biggest solar flare of the year knocks out radio transmissions

NASA on alert for more after-effects of geomagnetic storm to satellites and spacecraft.

By Apr. 11, 2013


Giant solar flare captivates in HD

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captures high-definition images and video of a dramatic solar flare not aimed at Earth.

By Apr. 17, 2012


Stunning auroras sparked by solar flare

"Glowing green and red, shimmering hypnotically across the night sky, the aurora borealis is a wonder to behold," says NASA Science's Tony Phillips.

By Mar. 7, 2012


Targus Flare Backpack

A built-in raincoat, plus enough room for a 17-inch laptop, makes the Targus Flare worth a look, if you don't mind looking like you're on your way back to the dorms.

By Oct. 12, 2007

3.5 stars Editor's rating Oct. 12, 2007