Solar Flare News
May 20, 2019

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Astronomers have mapped the substance aluminum monoxide in a cloud around a distant young star -- Origin Source I. The finding clarifies some important details about how our ... read more
Researchers find coronal rain on the sun in an unexpected place. The findings could create a new link between two of the biggest mysteries in ... read more

ALMA Observes the Formation Sites of Solar-System-Like Planets

Researchers have spotted the formation sites of planets around a young star resembling our sun. Two rings of dust around the star, at distances comparable to the asteroid belt and the orbit of ... read more

Researchers Uncover Additional Evidence for Massive Solar Storms

Solar storms can be far more powerful than previously thought. A new study has found evidence for the third known case of a massive solar storm in historical times. The researchers believe that ... read more
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Evidence for a New Fundamental Constant of the Sun

New research shows that the sun's magnetic waves behave differently than currently ... read more

To Catch a Wave, Rocket Launches from Top of World

On Jan. 4, 2019, at 4:37 a.m. EST the CAPER-2 mission launched from Norway. The rocket flew through active aurora borealis, or northern lights, to study the waves that accelerate electrons into our ... read more

From Emergence to Eruption: Comprehensive Model Captures Life of a Solar Flare

A team of scientists has, for the first time, used a single, cohesive computer model to simulate the entire life cycle of a solar flare: from the buildup of energy thousands of kilometers below the ... read more

Baby Star's Fiery Tantrum Could Create the Building Blocks of Planets

A massive stellar flare on a baby star has been spotted by astronomers, shedding light on the origins of potentially habitable ... read more

Solar Activity Research Provides Insight Into Sun's Past, Future

Scientists have developed a new technique for looking at historic solar data to distinguish trustworthy observations from those that should be used with care. This work is critical to understanding ... read more

Magnetic Reconnection in Space: Experiment and Satellite Sightings

New research describes striking similarity of laboratory research findings with observations of the four-satellite Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission that studies magnetic reconnection in ... read more

A New Way to Create Saturn's Radiation Belts

Scientists have discovered a new method to explain how radiation belts are formed around the planet ... read more

Auroras Unlock the Physics of Energetic Processes in Space

A close study of auroras has revealed new ways of understanding the physics of explosive energy releases in ... read more

Harvesting Renewable Energy from the Sun and Outer Space at the Same Time

Scientists have demonstrated for the first time that heat from the sun and coldness from outer space can be collected simultaneously with a single device. Their research suggests that devices for ... read more

Magnetic Pumping Pushes Plasma Particles to High Energies

The solar wind is not a calm summer breeze. Instead, it is a roiling, chaotic mess of turbulence and waves. There is a lot of energy stored in this turbulence, so scientists have long thought that it ... read more

A Stellar Achievement: Magnetized Space Winds in the Laboratory

New insights have been gained about stellar winds, streams of high-speed charged particles called plasma that blow through interstellar space. These winds, created by eruptions from stars or stellar ... read more

Superflares from Young Red Dwarf Stars Imperil Planets

Flares from the youngest red dwarfs surveyed are 100 to 1,000 times more energetic than when the stars are older. This younger age is when terrestrial planets are forming around their ... read more

School Students Identify Sounds Caused by Solar Storm

School students have successfully identified sounds caused by a solar storm in the Earth's magnetic shield. The group of students identified a series of waves whose pitch decreased over the ... read more

Astrophysicists Measure Precise Rotation Pattern of Sun-Like Stars for the First Time

Scientists have measured the differential rotation on Sun-like stars for the first time, and their findings challenge current science on how stars ... read more

Satellites More at Risk from Fast Solar Wind Than a Major Space Storm

Satellites are more likely to be at risk from high-speed solar wind than a major geomagnetic storm according to a new ... read more

New Technique to Forecast Geomagnetic Storms Developed

Flashes of brightness known as solar flares can be followed by coronal mass ejections that send plasma from the sun into space. These charged particles can then travel to Earth, and when they arrive ... read more

Historic Space Weather Could Clarify What's Next

Scientists have discovered an underlying repeatable pattern in how space weather activity changes with the solar cycle - having analysed solar activity for the last half ... read more

Parker Solar Probe Launches on Historic Journey to Touch the Sun

Hours before the rise of the very star it will study, NASA's Parker Solar Probe launched from Florida Sunday to begin its journey to the Sun, where it will undertake a landmark mission. The ... read more

Solar Flares Disrupted Radio Communications During September 2017 Atlantic Hurricanes

An unlucky coincidence of space and Earth weather in early September 2017 caused radio blackouts for hours during critical hurricane emergency response efforts, according to a new study. The new ... read more

Parker Solar Probe and the Birth of the Solar Wind

This summer, humanity embarks on its first mission to touch the Sun: A spacecraft will be launched into the Sun's outer atmosphere. Facing several-million-degree Fahrenheit temperatures, ... read more

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