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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 Feb. 26, 2014

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The sun erupts in the biggest flares of 2013

The sun is getting seriously busy, erupting in its first X-class solar flares — the most powerful flares it can emit.

By May. 13, 2013

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Watch a solar flare captured by an entire satellite fleet

On 1 May, an enormous plasma flare erupted on the sun — and was captured by NASA's fleet of Heliophysics satellites.

By May. 8, 2013

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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

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CloudFlare security service goes down after router failure

The hour-long outage occurred when the Web security service detected a DDoS attack against one of its customers and tried to defend against it.

By Mar. 3, 2013

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The magnetism of solar flares (pictures)

As magnetic fields on the sun rearrange and realign, sunspots appear in unstable configurations that lead to eruptions of solar flares.

20 Images Feb. 28, 2013

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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 Oct. 16, 2012

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New iPhone 5 case offers to fix purple flares

An iPhone case maker has come up with a new design that offers to keep stray light from creating purple halos in photos and videos.

By Oct. 10, 2012

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Solar flare in spectacular HD

NASA has released a video of August's solar flare in 1080p high definition.

By Oct. 1, 2012