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New `IMaX` magnetograph makes observing Sun`s magnetic structure possible

Last Updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014, 21:51

A Spanish instrument known as IMaX magnetograph has observed the sun for the formation and evolution of a magnetic flux tubes on its surface.

Plasma plumes shield Earth from damaging solar storms

Last Updated: Friday, March 07, 2014, 22:22

Scientists at NASA and MIT have identified a plasma plume that naturally protects the Earth against solar storms.

Flip in Sun`s polarity to cause solar storms

Last Updated: Sunday, November 17, 2013, 13:22

Scientists have revealed that the magnetic field of the Sun is expected to reverse polarity within the next three weeks, which could have a huge effect on our solar system.

Source of space weather near Earth discovered

Last Updated: Friday, September 27, 2013, 13:19

Solar storms - powerful eruptions of solar material and magnetic fields into interplanetary space - can cause what is known as "space weather" near Earth.

A satellite that can warn us about solar storms

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 19, 2012, 14:57

The ACE satellite, floating 1.5 mn km above the Earth, can warn us up to an hour before a large-magnitude solar storm.

Solar storms can destabilise Earth’s power grids at mid-latitudes

Last Updated: Saturday, September 01, 2012, 12:02

The Sun is capable of disrupting electrical systems on Earth in a variety of ways, from solar flares and coronal mass ejections to proton storms, a new study has claimed.

Solar storms join floods, terrorism as risks to UK

Last Updated: Monday, March 19, 2012, 00:00

Britain has added volcanoes and solar storms to floods, flu and terrorism on a list of threats to national security.

Solar storms behind Earth’s vanishing electrons

Last Updated: Monday, January 30, 2012, 16:50

UCLA researchers showed that the missing electrons are swept away from the planet by a tide of solar wind.

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.

‘Giant magnetic ropes’ cause solar storms

Last Updated: Thursday, June 16, 2011, 12:35

The finding will help mitigate the adverse effects that solar storm eruptions can have on satellite communications on Earth.

`Solar storms may cause `global Katrina` any time`

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 22, 2011, 17:42

Earth may now be more vulnerable to a ferocious solar storm that could wreak havoc for mankind.

NASA launches satellite to watch for solar storms

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 16, 2010, 09:48

NASA launched a science satellite on Thursday to keep a close watch on the sun and help improve forecasts of the solar storms that can disrupt navigational signals, satellites and power grids.