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.
07.09.12 - As it turns away from Earth, AR1515 releases an M6.9 class solar flare.
07.07.12 - Anticipated for the past week, the sun finally releases an X1.1 class solar flare late on July 6.
07.05.12 - UPDATE: SUMI sounding rocket launches successfully and data results look good.
07.05.12 - Today's M6.1 solar flare, originating from behemoth sunspot AR1515, is the twelfth M-class flare from that region in the last 3 days.
07.04.12 - Even the sun joins in America's Fourth of July celebration, with an M5.3 solar flare.
07.03.12 - On July 2, 2012, an M5.6 class solar flare erupted from the sun, peaking at 6:52 AM EDT.
07.02.12 - MSFC scientists are launching SUMI a second time to find out how the sun's energy ripples, churns and flows out into the solar system.
06.18.12 - Two CMEs from AR 1504 on June 13-14, delivered a combined blow over the weekend and sparked bright aurora, with some appearing at lower latitudes than usual.
05.17.12 - On May 20-21, 2012 an annular eclipse of the Sun will be visible from within a narrow corridor along Earth's northern Hemisphere.