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NASA begins tests of solar probe before launch to 'touch the sun'

NASA has begun testing its Parker Solar Probe that will 'touch the sun' when it launches into space this summer. The probe's journey will be humanity’s first visit to a star and will come as close as 3.9 million miles (6.3 million km) to the sun.

Solar storm hurtling towards Earth expected for Saturday

The sky may appear to be extra shimmery this weekend, because of a solar storm that's on its way. Due to hit Earth's magnetic field on Saturday, experts say the storm started on Thursday when the sun unleashed a massive flare.

NASA: Spike in Sun's activity produces five eruptions in 2 days

The Sun has been very active in the last week. NASA scientists say our star flared up producing five major eruptions in two days that generated spectacular northern lights displays over the weekend.

Solar storm can strip a planet of its atmosphere, says NASA study

A NASA study says that solar storms and Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) can erode the surface of a body and also strip it of its atmosphere. The study says CMEs might have caused loss of atmosphere by some planets unprotected by magnetic field.

Scientists warn of severe disruption by intense solar storms

Washington - The United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and scientists are warning of the potential dangers if strong solar flare storms continue. Some say solar storms could cost $2 trillion in damages.

Scientists Declare Disastrous Solar Storms Could Occur in 2012

Are solar storms posing a threat to the modern world? If we are to believe the scientists at the 2009 space weather enterprise forum in Washington DC we should at least prepare for them. Presently we are not.

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The ESA and NASA Solar Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) captured these images of the Sun spitting out...
The ESA and NASA Solar Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) captured these images of the Sun spitting out a coronal mass ejection (CME) on March 15, 2013, from 3:24 to 4:00 a.m. EDT. This type of image is known as a coronagraph, since a disk is placed over the Sun to better see the dimmer atmosphere around it, called the corona.

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