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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 November 21, 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 November 3, 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 October 26, 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 September 11, 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 August 25, 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 May 30, 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 February 26, 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 December 5, 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 November 10, 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 November 11, 2014