Nation Sep 13

An X8.2 class solar flare flashes in the edge of the Sun on Sept. 10, 2017. This image was captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory and shows a blend of light from the 171 and 304 angstrom wavelengths. Credit: NASA/GSFC/SDO
5 important stories you may have missed

There are more drug overdose deaths than we thought, China is phasing out the production of gas-powered vehicles and other news you might have missed.

Nation Aug 07

The $2 trillion economic risk you haven’t heard about

Beyond Earth's atmosphere lurks a threat that could knock out our electrical grid and cause catastrophic structural, not to mention economic, damage. The risk within the next decade is about as great as that of another earthquake shaking California. So…

Science Apr 06

NASA sets solar flare images to music

NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory has released dramatic video of a "mid-level" solar flare from April 2. [youtube:] Flares are short, powerful bursts of radiation emitted from the sun's surface. NASA says the radiation cannot penetrate the Earth's atmosphere, but on rare…

Apr 04

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Staring at the Sun

As the sun enters its stormy season, and as GPS systems and electricity networks become increasingly vulnerable to solar eruptions, NASA scientists are working to better understand the mysteries of space weather.