solar storms

solar storms

Weekend Solar Storm May Create Auroras As Far South As Vancouver and NYC

The Sun is getting grumpy again after years of relative peace.
Becky Ferreira
3.22.19
Whales

Why Solar Storms Could Be Killing Whales and Dolphins

Solar storms mess with the Earth’s magnetic fields, which could hurt some animals' sense of navigation.
Farnia Fekri
2.3.17
sun

How a Solar Storm Almost Caused World War III

Crisis averted.
Madison Margolin
1.18.17
nasa

The Key to Life on Earth May Have Been Projectile Sun Barf

These solar storms can inform the search for alien life.
Becky Ferreira
6.12.16
Space

See Jupiter’s Northern Lights at the Height of a Solar Storm

Exploring the relationship between planets’ magnetospheres and solar winds could ultimately help identify habitable exoplanets.
Victoria Turk
3.22.16
How Scared Should I Be?

How Scared Should I Be of Solar Storms?

The more we rely on technology, the more vulnerable we are to the sun's unpredictable wrath.
Mike Pearl
12.2.15
nasa

This Satellite Has Been Staring at the Sun for 20 Years

And it's still warning us about Earth-bound coronal mass ejections.
Victoria Turk
12.2.15
Space

The Small Agency Trying to Prevent Catastrophic Solar Storms

FOIA'ed documents reveal the US Geological Survey fighting for a budget increase.
Rachel Pick
11.23.15
nasa

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
11.5.15
video

New Tool Can Predict Solar Storms a Day in Advance Instead of an Hour

“The new technique takes a closer look at where mass ejections originate from on the sun.”
Jordan Valinsky
6.9.15
Science

The Sun Has Seasons, Too

When storm season hits, you’re advised to stay the hell away.
Maddie Stone
4.8.15
The Sun

How to Predict Solar Storms

French physicists have discovered the telltale calm before a solar eruption.
Becky Ferreira
10.22.14
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