10.20.12 - The sun emitted a significant solar flare, an M9, peaking at 2:14 p.m. EDT on Oct. 20, 2012. The associated radio blackout, an R2, has subsided, reports NOAA.
10.08.12 - With two spacecraft on the cusp of interstellar space, NASA's Voyager mission is honored by Popular Mechanics.
10.08.12 - The CME release on Oct. 4, 2012 has generated a G2-level geomagnetic storm on Earth resulting in aurora in upper latitudes.
10.04.12 - NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured this minor eruption on the sun on Oct 4, 2012 as it rises and falls with the grace and polished movement of a ballet dancer.
10.01.12 - The CME launched by the sun on Sept. 27 resulted in aurora dipping into the continental U.S. as far south as Maryland and Ohio on Sept. 30, 2012.
09.06.12 - Twice a year, for three weeks near the equinox, SDO moves into its eclipse season -- a time when Earth blocks its view of the sun for a period of time each day
09.05.12 - Thirty-five years ago today, NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft launched on its mission of exploration. JPL hosted a birthday party in its honor.
08.18.12 - An active region, just beginning to rotate into view, released an M5.6 class solar flare last night at 9:01pm EDT.
08.14.12 - The National Research Council's second decadal survey in solar and space physics is scheduled for release at 1pm EDT on August 15, 2012.
08.10.12 - SDO sees a very long, whip-like solar filament extending over half a million miles in a long arc above the sun’s surface. Part of the filament seems to break away, but its basic length and shape seem to have remained mostly intact.
08.07.12 - Heliophysicists Spiro Antiochos, James Klimchuk, Douglas Rowland, and the SDO Science Investigation Team received Agency Honor Awards to celebrate their unique contributions to NASA's mission.
07.30.12 - The sun emitted a mid-level flare, peaking at 4:55 PM EDT on July 28, 2012. This flare is classified as a M6.2 flare. M-class flares are the weakest flares that can still cause some space weather effects near Earth.
07.19.12 - Jessica Gaskin and Steve Christe and their team are undertaking the work of "HEROES" -- building, testing and launching a complex X-ray telescope.
07.19.12 - The sun emitted a mid-level solar flare (M7.7) on July 19, 2012, beginning at 1:13 AM EDT and peaking at 1:58 AM.
07.15.12 - The arrival of the CME associated with the July 12, 2012 X1.4 class flare, resulted in a geomagnetic storm that caused aurora to appear in lower latitudes than usual.