solar flares

Well, this certainly puts the size of our planet in perspective. Flares are rated as a class B, C, M, or X, according to
James Wesley, Rawles, a former U.S. Army Intelligence officer and present-day survivalist, is the author of the novels, Expatriates, Founders, Survivors, and Patriots, all of which deal with the possibility of a coming global collapse.
NASA's Swift satellite spotted the strongest, hottest, and longest-lasting stellar flares ever recorded from a nearby red
"Geomagnetic storms can cause some problems for the (power) grid but are typically very manageable," Bill Murtagh, space
The sun's activity rises and falls on a 11-year space weather cycle. The current cycle is known as Solar Cycle 24. While
This kind of behavior might be expected during the sun's solar minimum, its period of lowest activity. For instance, in 2008
When the surging magnetic flux ropes hit other existing magnetic fields, they can spark magnetic reconnection, releasing
The sun's squalls, however, involve more than just a little rain and lightning. Huge droplets of hot plasma about the size
The sun's bizarre peak has its roots in an odd time in 2008 and 2009, when sunspot numbers were far lower than scientists
(Story continues below.) Three X-class flares erupted from the left side of the sun on June 10 and 11. (Image credit: NASA