Solar flare

This is how scientists plan to avert solar storms striking Earth

This is how scientists plan to avert solar storms striking Earth

A solar storm has the capacity to shut down electric grids, damage supply chains and global communication services, resulting in a lot of loss.

Oct 11, 2017, 17:06 PM IST
Scientists observe largest solar flare in 12 years

Scientists observe largest solar flare in 12 years

The huge burst of radiation, which was not harmful to humans due to the Earth's protective atmosphere and distance from the Sun, occurred unexpectedly on September 6, 2017.

Sep 12, 2017, 13:52 PM IST
Images of mid-level solar flare captured by NASA's SDO! - See pic

Images of mid-level solar flare captured by NASA's SDO! - See pic

For those who are unaware, solar flares are powerful bursts of radiation. 

Apr 19, 2016, 14:07 PM IST
Watch: NASA's SDO captures unraveling solar prominence in new video

Watch: NASA's SDO captures unraveling solar prominence in new video

As seen in this video, an elongated solar prominence rose up above the sun’s surface and slowly unraveled on February 3.

Feb 18, 2016, 09:11 AM IST
Massive solar flares possible, can create havoc on Earth

Massive solar flares possible, can create havoc on Earth

The Sun has the potential to release solar flares 1,000 times greater than previously recorded, which can rattle the Earth's communications and energy systems, said researchers.

Dec 03, 2015, 11:55 AM IST
NASA celebrates 20 years of SOHO in space with stunning video – Watch

NASA celebrates 20 years of SOHO in space with stunning video – Watch

SOHO also found an unexpected role as the greatest comet hunter of all time - reaching 3,000 comet discoveries in September 2015.

Dec 01, 2015, 23:23 PM IST
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captures image of mid-class solar flare

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captures image of mid-class solar flare

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) captured an image of a mid-class solar flare on Monday.

Sep 29, 2015, 09:43 AM IST
Sun unleashes massive solar flare of X1.6-class

Sun unleashes massive solar flare of X1.6-class

The sun emitted a huge solar flare on September 10, 2014.

Sep 11, 2014, 10:25 AM IST

Earth may not be able to dodge dangerous `solar bullet` again

Scientists have recently revealed that Earth might not be able to avoid a solar flare, like it did in 2012, and it could leave the planet with devastating consequences.

Aug 02, 2014, 20:03 PM IST

2012`s `Solar flare` could have pushed Earth into dark age

NASA has recently revealed that Earth nearly missed a solar flare, or Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) that might have plunged the planet towards a global catastrophe on July 23, 2012.

Jul 26, 2014, 12:32 PM IST

Solar storm could have plunged world into darkness in 2012

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.

Jul 25, 2014, 17:35 PM IST

NASA captures `mid-level` solar flare

NASA has captured mid-level solar flares at its Solar Dynamics Observatory.

Jul 09, 2014, 14:35 PM IST

Sun emits M5.2-class solar flare

Sun emitted a M5.2-class flare that peaked at 6:07 a.m. EDT on May 8, 2014.

May 09, 2014, 09:29 AM IST

Sun emits M7-class solar flare

Sun emitted a mid-level solar flare, which peaked at 9:03 EDT, on April 18.

Apr 19, 2014, 09:49 AM IST

X-class solar flare could cause `radio blackout` for GPS, communications

The sun emitted a X1 solar flare on Saturday which NASA believes could hurt communications systems on Earth on Wednesday.

Apr 01, 2014, 13:59 PM IST

NASA`s STEREO captures fastest coronal mass ejection

Researchers have published a paper that uncovers the origin and cause of an extreme space weather event that occurred on July 22, 2012, at the sun and generated the fastest solar wind speed ever recorded directly by a solar wind instrument.

Mar 19, 2014, 11:03 AM IST

Sun unleashes massive solar flare, biggest of 2014

The sun emitted a huge solar flare on February 24.

Feb 26, 2014, 15:38 PM IST

NASA spots largest ever solar flare

NASA`s newly-launched Interface Region Imaging Spectrometer, or IRIS, has spotted its strongest solar flare to date.

Feb 22, 2014, 10:19 AM IST

Sun emits mid-level solar flare

The sun emitted a mid-level solar flare late Monday night, peaking at midnight.

Feb 05, 2014, 12:17 PM IST

Northern Lights to illuminate sky in the US

Even as the people in the US is shivering through frigid temperatures, here`s some good news that might help take their mind off from the biting-cold wind as they will have the chance of seeing the shimmering Northern Lights Thursday.

Jan 09, 2014, 18:09 PM IST