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  • Still from SOHO Coronagraph movie showing the expanding clouds from three CMEs.

    Triple Solar Eruption

    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.

  • AGU Fall 2010 promo

    Heliophysics at AGU

    12.06.10 - NASA's Heliophysics division will give two presentations at the Fall 2010 AGU meeting; one of pulsating aurora and their link to electromagnetic waves and the other regarding space weather forecasting.

  • NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory took this picture of a magnetic filament around the sun's SE limb in the early hours of Dec 6, 2010.

    Filament Snake Erupts In Sun's South-East Limb

    12.06.10 - A magnetic filament that was snaking its way around the sun's SE limb has erupted.

  • Microsatellite FASTSAT launches from Kodiak, Alaska on Nov. 19, 2010.

    FASTSAT Aliveness Testing

    11.22.10 - The satellite sent and received messages on Saturday as the spacecraft goes through the commissioning phase.

  • Artist's rendition of the FASTSat-HSV spacecraft in orbit.

    FASTSAT Launch Friday, Nov. 19

    11.17.10 - The launch of NASA's FASTSAT mission is scheduled for this Friday night at 8:24pm ET from Alaska.

  • Solar filament unleashed from C4-class solar flare.

    Sunspot 1123 Hurls Filament toward Earth

    11.12.10 - Active sunspot 1123 erupted during early on Nov. 12, producing a C4-class solar flare and hurling a filament of material in the general direction of Earth.

  • Active sunspot 1121 has unleashed one of the brightest x-ray solar flares in years

    Sunspot 1121 Unleashes X-ray Flare

    11.08.10 - On Saturday, Active Region 1112 unleashes an M class solar flare.

  • Poster announcing the International Space Weather Initiative Meeting on Nov. 6-10 in Helwan, Egypt.

    The International Space Weather Initiative

    11.17.10 - Prompted by a recent increase in solar activity, researchers and government officials are converging on Helwan, Egypt, to discuss a matter of global importance: storms from the sun.

  • Two NASA Spacecraft Begin New Exploration Assignments

    10.27.10 - Two NASA spacecraft have been assigned a new mission after successfully completing their original science objectives earlier this year.

  • The Northern Hemisphere of the Sun is bristling with solar flares.

    Sun's Northern Hemisphere Bristling with Solar Flares

    10.26.10 - With a large active region currently in the northern hemisphere of the Sun, there has been a flurry of small solar flares over the past day.

  • An artist's concept of the ARTEMIS spacecraft in orbit around the Moon.

    ARTEMIS Spacecraft Believed Struck by Object

    10.22.10 - Flight Dynamics data from THEMIS-B (one of the two ARTEMIS spacecraft) indicated that one of the electric field instrument spherical tip masses may have been struck by a meteoroid at 0605 UT on October 14.

  • On Saturday, October 16, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory captured this stunning image of one of the most intense, solar flares seen in the past few months.

    Sunspot 1112 Crackling with Solar Flares

    10.18.10 - Sunspot 1112 was very active this past weekend, sending out several solar flares as a vast filament traversed the Sun's southern hemisphere.

  • Solar Week - October 18-22, 2010

    NASA Invites Students to Study Sun During Solar Week

    10.15.10 - Solar Week provides a weeklong series of web-based educational activities for classrooms about our magnetic variable star, the sun, and its interactions with Earth and the solar system.

  • SDO captured this fantastic prominence associated with the Sept. 8 solar eruption of sunspot 1105.

    C3-class Solar Flare Erupts

    09.09.10 - Just as sunspot 1105 was turning away from Earth on Sept. 8, the active region erupted, producing a C3-class solar flare (peak @ 2330 UT) and a fantastic prominence.

  • Close-up of northwest region of the Sun shows a magnetic filament exploding off the surface.

    Labor Day Weekend Solar CME

    09.07.10 - NASA's SDO and SOHO spacecraft catches the Sun celebrating Labor Day Weekend with a coronal mass ejection on September 4.