Solar flares

Strongest magnetic field ever measured directly observed on Sun's surface

Strongest magnetic field ever measured directly observed on Sun's surface

Magnetism plays a critical role in various solar phenomena such as flares, mass ejections, flux ropes, and coronal heating.

Feb 07, 2018, 18:20 PM IST
Flaring up! NASA's SDO captures two significant solar flares

Flaring up! NASA's SDO captures two significant solar flares

The two eruptions occurred in an active region of the sun where an eruption of average intensity occurred on September 4.

Sep 07, 2017, 18:22 PM IST
 NASA's Fermi detects gamma rays from solar eruptions located on far side of the sun - Watch

NASA's Fermi detects gamma rays from solar eruptions located on far side of the sun - Watch

Fermi is seeing gamma rays from the side of the sun we're facing, but the emission is produced by streams of particles blasted out of solar flares on the far side of the sun.

Jan 31, 2017, 09:50 AM IST
NASA's MinXSS CubeSat brings new information to study of solar flares! (Watch video)

NASA's MinXSS CubeSat brings new information to study of solar flares! (Watch video)

As per NASA, the Miniature X-Ray Solar Spectrometer, or MinXSS, CubeSat began science operations on June 9, 2016, collecting data on soft X-rays.

Oct 11, 2016, 10:44 AM IST
It's raining plasma on the Sun's surface! NASA's IRIS captures the captivating explosion – Watch video

It's raining plasma on the Sun's surface! NASA's IRIS captures the captivating explosion – Watch video

The sun is a constantly changing body and IRIS is helping NASA scientists reach into the depths of why and how it does what it does.

Aug 07, 2016, 21:39 PM IST
Watch video: Furious and stormy young sun seeded life on Earth, says NASA

Watch video: Furious and stormy young sun seeded life on Earth, says NASA

NASA scientists think that the violent and powerful storms of young sun is one of the key factor that stimulated life on earth.

May 24, 2016, 19:19 PM IST
Watch - Spectacular 4K HD view of solar flare captured by NASA's SDO!

Watch - Spectacular 4K HD view of solar flare captured by NASA's SDO!

The spectacular video was captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) on April 17, 2016 when an active region on the sun’s right side released a mid-level solar flare.

May 02, 2016, 11:24 AM IST
From Jupiter to Mars: Five amazing things to know about our solar system!

From Jupiter to Mars: Five amazing things to know about our solar system!

Here are some amazing things you must know about our solar system this week.

Apr 26, 2016, 15:59 PM IST
Huge sunspot as seen from NASA's SDO – See pic!

Huge sunspot as seen from NASA's SDO – See pic!

Sunspot regions are areas of intense magnetism so that plasma is being pulled along magnetic field lines between areas of opposite polarity. 

Apr 25, 2016, 15:54 PM IST
NASA missions decode intense solar flares from 2 spots in space!

NASA missions decode intense solar flares from 2 spots in space!

A "current sheet" is a very fast and flat flow of electrically-charged material, defined in part by its extreme thinness compared to its length and width.

Apr 20, 2016, 12:13 PM IST

Footballfield-sized balloon studying solar flares over Antarctica

New York, Jan 20 (IANS) Over the clear and calm skies over Antarctica, a large, helium-filled and footballfield-sized scientific balloon has started studying high-energy radiation released by solar

Jan 20, 2016, 19:20 PM IST
Watch: NASA's SDO sees active region outbursts on the sun!

Watch: NASA's SDO sees active region outbursts on the sun!

 Th close-up video was taken from NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) from Nov. 3-5, 2015.  

Nov 11, 2015, 12:21 PM IST
Huge solar storms dodging detection systems on Earth

Huge solar storms dodging detection systems on Earth

The Tihany Magnetic Observatory registered a solar storm similar to the largest one ever recorded in 2003 while other observatories were completely unaware of the event.

Oct 19, 2015, 16:11 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
Astronomers capture first significant X-class solar flare in 2015

Astronomers capture first significant X-class solar flare in 2015

 Astronomers have recently captured the first significant X-class solar flare on March 11, 2015.

Mar 12, 2015, 17:42 PM IST
New NASA spacecraft to study Earth's magnetic fields

New NASA spacecraft to study Earth's magnetic fields

The US space agency is set for the launch of Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) spacecraft March 12, the first space mission dedicated to the study of magnetic reconnection.

Feb 26, 2015, 17:19 PM IST
Mid-level solar flare observed by NASA on Dec 16

Mid-level solar flare observed by NASA on Dec 16

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory has recently captured a mid-level solar flare on Dec 16, 2014, it has been reported.

Dec 18, 2014, 13:22 PM IST
NASA observes return of giant sunspot producing mid-level flare

NASA observes return of giant sunspot producing mid-level flare

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) has recently observes the return of giant sunspot that produced mid-level flare on Nov. 16, 2014.

Nov 18, 2014, 13:21 PM IST
Solar Dynamics Observatory captures mid-level solar flare

Solar Dynamics Observatory captures mid-level solar flare

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory recently captured a mid-level solar flare .

Nov 05, 2014, 10:25 AM IST

New technique could help probe Sun`s depth

A tracer has been found in the sun`s atmosphere to help track the flow of material coursing underneath the sun`s surface.

Apr 20, 2014, 12:25 PM IST