121 Results for

flares

Article

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

Gallery

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

Article

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

Article

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

Article

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

Article

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

Article

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 April 11, 2013

Article

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 March 3, 2013

Gallery

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 By February 28, 2013

Gallery

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 October 16, 2012