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

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 12:32

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.

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.

`Solar storms behave like supernovae`

Last Updated: Friday, February 21, 2014, 09:57

Researchers have explained for the first time the details of how solar storms behave as they fall back onto the Sun`s surface.

Northern Lights to illuminate sky in the US

Last Updated: Thursday, January 09, 2014, 18:09

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.

Solar storms get a new tracker, in Britain

Last Updated: Thursday, December 26, 2013, 16:01

Imagine days without your favourite TV soap, chilly evenings with room heaters or romantic nights without WhatsApp.

New space weather model to improve solar storm warning system

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 12:19

A University of Michigan space weather model has been chosen to predict magnetic disturbances due to space weather.

2012`s solar storm highlights need for policymakers to prep up for future

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 10, 2013, 15:48

A researcher has said that a massive ejection of material from the Sun initially traveling at over 7 million miles per hour that narrowly missed Earth in 2012.

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.

Solar storm 2013 heading towards Earth – any danger?

Last Updated: Thursday, August 22, 2013, 14:05

A solar storm that erupted from the sun on Tuesday is blasting billions of charged particles towards Earth at a mind-boggling speed of 3.3 million kilometre per hour.

Solar `superstorm` expected to hit Earth soon

Last Updated: Thursday, February 07, 2013, 16:48

An extreme solar storm will hit the Earth at some time in the near future, a team of engineers have warned.

New radio telescope to warn of solar storms beforehand

Last Updated: Saturday, December 01, 2012, 16:48

A newly-unveiled radio telescope will give the world a dramatically improved view of the Sun and provide early warning to prevent damage to communication satellites, electric power grids and GPS navigation systems.

Solar storms join floods, terrorism as risks to UK

Last Updated: Monday, March 19, 2012, 08:38

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