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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


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


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


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


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


Buzz Out Loud 647: Oops, DELETED

Deletions happen, people. Would you rather look out for crazy employees and careless ISPs, or just back up and settle down? (Hint: back up.)

By January 25, 2008