This image provided by NASA on March combines observations made by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory in several extreme ultraviolet wavelengths, highlighting a bright X-class flare toward the upper left of the sun's disk on March Picture: NASA/AFP/Getty
The largest sunspot seen in two decades has been firing off major solar flares for the past week.
FARSIDE ERUPTION: Actually, May did begin with a solar flare--on the farside of the sun. An active region located behind the sun's eastern limb erupted during the early hours of May 1st, hurling a plume of red-hot debris into space. Coronagraph images from NASA's twin STEREO probes confirm that a CME emerged from the blast site. Earth was not in the line of fire. Next week, however, we might be as the sun's rotation turns the active region toward our planet.
Sun Unleashes Major Solar Flare of 2014 A massive solar flare erupted from the sun on Tuesday (Jan. rising up from what appears to be one of the largest sunspot groups seen on the star’s surface in a decade, NASA officials say.
Magnificent CME Erupts on the Sun - August 31 On August 2012 a long filament of solar material that had been hovering in the sun's atmosphere, the corona, erupted out into space at p. The coronal mass ejection, or CME, traveled at over
The Sombrero Galaxy - 28 million light years from Earth - was voted best picture taken by the Hubble telescope. The dimensions of the galaxy, officially called are as spectacular as its appearance. It has 800 billion suns and is light years across.