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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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Solar storm almost fried Earth's electronics two years ago?

A fascinating NASA presentation suggests that in July 2012 Earth was one week away from being struck by a massive solar storm that would have had devastating effects. Can this be?

By July 26, 2014

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How solar storms squeeze Earth's magnetosphere

Researchers have created pictures showing how solar storms compress our planet's protective magnetic field. The findings could help improve communications satellite design.

By March 28, 2012

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This is how Earth and moon would look to alien spaceships

NASA's Juno spacecraft records footage showing how our planet and its satellite would look if visiting UFOs had really low-res cameras.

By December 12, 2013

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How to get to and from Mars: A simple guide

The journey would feature artificial gravity and radiation shielding, an epic trek across the Red Planet, and even a return ticket.

By July 25, 2013

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Massive solar eruption to shoot past Earth

An enormous coronal mass ejection has sent particles into space that are due to pass the Earth in the next three days.

By July 17, 2013

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Is the Earth's core as hot as the sun?

Scientists have taken new measurements that suggest that the core of the Earth burns at 6000 degrees Celsius — as hot as the surface of the sun.

By April 30, 2013

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The song of the Earth is like a space whale

Listen to the sound of the Earth from space, as recorded by NASA's Radiation Belt Storm Probes.

By September 18, 2012

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Solar flare could swallow the Earth

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) has captured a gorgeous image of a massive eruption that could engulf the Earth several times over.

By September 5, 2012

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At NASA, first steps toward space weather prediction

New observations from the agency's STEREO spacecraft have provided researchers with a first-ever view, end-to-end and in three dimensions, of the impact of a solar storm on Earth.

By August 18, 2011