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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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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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Ravishing space image shows a different kind of 'sunflower'

Hot tubes of plasma align on the sun's surface in a flower-like pattern to provide a gorgeous view captured at New Jersey's Big Bear Solar Observatory.

By February 18, 2015

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Five years of the sun in three minutes

To celebrate the work being done by its Solar Dynamics Observatory, NASA has released a video of highlights on the fifth anniversary of its launch.

By February 11, 2015

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'Monster sunspot' could bring solar flares

Giant sunspots took a turn toward Earth this weekend and sent clouds of particles towards Earth, which aren't expected to disrupt communications but could bring auroras to northern altitudes.

By May 9, 2012

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What's up with the sun? Plenty

Space cameras are sending back amazing pictures of solar storms whose intensity is expected to pick up in coming months.

By March 1, 2013

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Astronomy: It's not just for nighttime viewing

Crave's Nerdy New Mexico series crawls up to 9,200 feet and gawks at the massive Dunn Solar Telescope in the tiny community of Sunspot.

By April 23, 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

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Sun eruptions spit plasma at Earth

Those living toward the northern areas of the planet are in for a visual treat over the next couple days, thanks to the sun spitting plasma directly at the planet.

By August 3, 2010