Coronal Mass Ejection

Sun Flares

Scientists Isolate the Mechanism Behind the Sun’s Most Mysterious Flares

As our civilization increasingly depends on electronic infrastructure, we need to brace for the impacts of space weather.
Becky Ferreira
space weather

Canada Will Study How Solar Storms Threaten Our Energy Grid

“Our technology is getting more advanced, so we’re more susceptible to space weather.”
Kate Lunau
Disaster Forecast

FEMA Is Preparing for a Solar Superstorm That Would Take Down the Grid

The looming threat of extreme space weather has FEMA preparing for the perfect solar storm, and an unimaginable power grid disaster, FOIA documents reveal.
Sarah Emerson

Turns Out This Earth-Like Planet Is Probably Uninhabitable

Kepler-438b is one of the most Earth-like exoplanets, but it's victim to coronal mass ejections.
Emiko Jozuka

NASA Releases a Year's Worth of Data About the Habitability of Mars

MAVEN gathers data on Mars's atmosphere that could reveal more habitable times on the Red Planet.
Victoria Turk

Watch The Sun Barf Out an Eight-Million-Mile Plasma Jet

The ejection spanned a length 33 times that of the distance between the Earth and the Moon.
Becky Ferreira
Motherboard Blog

The Coronal Mass Ejection Was An Afterthought: Giant Comet Hits the Sun

The "Solar and Heliospheric Observatory": watched as a fairly bright comet plummeted towards the Sun, May 10-11, 2011. The comet, probably part of the "Kreutz family of comets":