Solar Flare

space weather

Solar Flares Interfered With Radio Network’s Ability to Warn People About Hurricane Irma

“It’s sad, knowing you’re trying to get the information out, or maybe someone out there is trying to talk back to you."
Kate Lunau
9.8.17
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
6.20.17
northern lights

Space Weather Watch: Keep an Eye Out for Aurora

Nothing to worry about—except for a cool light show if you live up North.
Samantha Cole
12.8.16
Space

Astronomers: Our Sun Is Likely Capable of Producing an Apocalyptic 'Superflare'

But we'll probably be OK.
Michael Byrne
3.25.16
nasa

NASA Probes Giant Magnetic Explosions Around Earth

Nine months after launch, NASA’s MMS probes return "promising initial results."
Daniel Oberhaus
12.20.15
Space

Let's Chill Out About This Imminent Apocalyptic Solar Super-Flare Business

Our Sun can and will produce some epic technology-destroying solar flares, but we'll probably keep our atmosphere.
Michael Byrne
8.16.15
nasa

Watch a Solar Flare Erupting in Unprecedented Detail

The IRIS solar observatory celebrates its second birthday with an explosive new video.
Becky Ferreira
6.27.15
Motherboard Blog

Ones and Zeros: The Largest Solar Flare in Years

_Peace, love, and radiation_ h3. ONE: Looking forward to the Nov. 5 showdown "between Anonymous and Facebook":http://www.businessinsider.com/anonymous-facebook-2011-8. So much for the element of surprise. (Business Insider) h3. ZERO: According to...
Ones Zeros
8.10.11
Motherboard Blog

Ones and Zeros 6/8/11: Recognize Your Friends with Algorithms and Tattoos

_A brain in a petri dish has a longer attention span than--oh, look a coronal mass ejection_ h3. ONE: Incredible Solar Blast Video ("NASA":http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/news/News060711-blast.html) h3. ZERO: Lady Tattoos 152 profile...
Ones Zeros
6.8.11
Motherboard Blog

Just Stare At This Solar Flare For As Long As It Takes

"According to NASA":http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/gallery/potw.php?v=item&id=43, who took this image with Solar Dynamics Observatory spacecraft, this is a "rather large-sized" solar flare. This gorgeous fin of molten plasma "swirled and twisted" for nearly...
Michael Byrne
2.25.11