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How NASA tracked the most intense solar storm in decades

May 2024 has already proven to be a particularly stormy month for our sun. During the first full week of May, a barrage of large solar flares and coronal mass ejections (CMEs) launched clouds of charged particles and magnetic ...

First 'extreme' solar storm in 20 years brings spectacular auroras

Earth was set to be struck by more powerful solar storms on Saturday, a day after the most extreme events in two decades triggered spectacular celestial light shows from Tasmania to Britain and threatened possible disruptions ...

ESA's solar eclipse maker, Proba-3

Hundreds of millions of people will witness next week's total solar eclipse across North America, and solar physicists from around the globe are flocking to join them. Eclipses offer a brief glimpse of the sun's ghostly surrounding ...

New 'Eclipse Watch' tool shows eclipses from space any time

Do you wish you could see a total solar eclipse every day? With a new online tool called Eclipse Watch, you can observe the sun's outer atmosphere, or corona, in real time with eclipse-like images from space as we count down ...

ESA and NASA team up to study solar wind

In the run up to April's total solar eclipse, ESA-led Solar Orbiter and NASA-led Parker Solar Probe are both at their closest approach to the sun. Tomorrow (March 29), they are taking the opportunity to join hands in studying ...

Imaging turbulence within solar transients for the first time

The Wide-field Imager for Parker Solar Probe (WISPR) Science Team, led by the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), captured the development of turbulence as a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) interacted with the ambient solar ...

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