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Solar storm could have plunged world into darkness in 2012

Solar storm could have plunged world into darkness in 2012

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 17:35

Earth had a near miss with a solar flare from the most powerful storm on the Sun in over 150 years that could have caused widespread power blackouts, scientists say.

Giant sunspot makes third appearance across sun

Last Updated: Sunday, March 02, 2014, 12:17

A giant sunspot - a magnetically strong and complex region on the sun`s surface - has appeared for the third time over the sun`s horizon.

Sun shoots four powerful solar flares into space

Last Updated: Friday, May 17, 2013, 09:07

The sun has put on a spectacular light show in recent days, firing off solar flares and coronal mass ejections that have sent particles from the sun hurtling into space at speeds of over 2,000 km per second.

Sun erupted with 3 coronal mass ejections in 2 days

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 12:53

In just two days, the sun erupted with three coronal mass ejections (CME) - a solar phenomenon that can send billions of tons of solar particles into space that can affect electronic systems in satellites.

Sun spits out two coronal mass ejections

Last Updated: Thursday, March 14, 2013, 12:03

The sun recently erupted with two coronal mass ejections (CMEs) and ESA and NASA`s Solar Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) have captured images of the events.

Solar storms `could sandblast the moon`

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 07, 2011, 17:51

Solar storms and associated (CMEs) could significantly erode the lunar surface, according to a new set of computer simulations by NASA scientists.

Secrets of exploding plasma clouds on Sun

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 09, 2010, 17:47

Scientists sheds light on the explosion of plasma clouds on the Sun.