03.18.11 - As the MESSENGER spacecraft begins its science operations above the surface of Mercury, Goddard instruments are gearing up to help unveil the planet's mysteries.
03.11.11 - Though little impact is expected from the March 9 X-class flare, the March 10 CME continues to produce aurora with beautiful green and purple streamers. The aurora are now visible in states along the US-Canadian border.
03.01.11 - Update: The storm is subsiding now, but it could start up again in response to ongoing high-speed solar wind.
02.24.11 - A rather large M 3.6 class flare occurred near the edge of the Sun on Feb. 24, 2011, it blew out a gorgeous, waving mass of erupting plasma.
02.17.11 - More solar media from Monday's X-class flare
02.13.11 - Sunspot 1158 unleashed the strongest solar flare of the year so far.
01.28.11 - NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) caught the action when the Sun popped off two events at once.
01.26.11 - FASTSAT Mission Status Update - January 2011
01.11.11 - This SDO image from Jan. 10 shows a "coronal hole," an area of the sun's surface that sends magnetic field lines way out into space.
01.06.11 - On January 4, the Hinode satellite captured breathtaking images of an annular solar eclipse.
01.06.11 - Giant plumes of gas zooming up from the sun's surface at 150,000 mph may play a key role in heating its corona in excess of a million degrees.
12.28.10 - During the early hours of Dec. 28th, the sun's magnetic field near Earth tipped south, opening a crack in Earth's magnetosphere.
12.22.10 - FASTSAT Mission Status Update for Dec. 20
12.12.10 - Solar activity surged on Dec. 12, when the sun erupted three times in quick succession, hurling a trio of bright coronal mass ejections into space.