coronal mass ejection

A joint venture of NASA and the European Space Agency, SOHO was launched into orbit around the sun on Dec. 2, 1995. Its mission
According to some calculations, there's a 16 percent chance that a significant CME will hit the earth dead center in the next decade. You might want to tell your power company to think about hurrying up with that surge protector and shunt.
While the solar storm headed our way may affect power lines, radio transmissions, communication systems and satellites to
Is this something to worry about? Probably not. This kind of behavior might be expected during the sun's solar minimum, its
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"If we can understand how the environment affects these satellites, and we can design to improve the satellites to be more
Editor's note: If you snap an amazing picture of the northern lights or any other night sky sight that you'd like to share
The giant solar flare, which registered as one of the largest eruptions the sun can unleash, peaked Sunday night at 10:17
NASA's Stereo-A is one of a pair of twin space probes that monitor solar weather events. The Stereo spacecraft (short for
The third CME in two days erupted toward Mercury on April 21, 2013. In this image, the sun is blocked so its brightness doesn’t
NASA recently spent several million dollars on a telescope project that may help scientists better understand CMEs and other
But solar storms similar to Sunday's eruption can produce supercharged northern and southern lights at the Earth's poles
The light bulb-shaped CME seen by the SOHO spacecraft has a bright core, surrounded by a very thin, wispy outer edge. It's
PP: One thing to remember is we’ve had the sun around for a long time. The difference now is we are a technological society
HuffPost Science Correspondent Cara Santa Maria chats with the "Bad Astronomer" Phil Plait about how solar storms can really affect us here on Earth.
According to the Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, an aurora is caused by the collision of electrons
The sun is currently in an active period of its 11-year weather cycle. The current cycle is known as Solar Cycle 24 and will
Alexander is hoping to hone the sonification technique in order to create a useful bridge between science and art, particularly