How Solar Storms and Nukes Threaten the Power Grid
Sewage treatment plants, water filtration services and other key utilities rely on the grid to power their facilities.
Thu May 23, 2013
Beware The False AGW Beliefs Of Some In NASA
It is known NASA does not have everyone believing earth will perish due to global warming.
Wed May 22, 2013
Ain’t Misbehavin’ – Turbulence, Solar Flares and Magnetism
What's more fun than something that misbehaves? When it comes to solar dynamics, we know a lot, but there are many things we don't yet understand.
Earth & Sky
M5-class solar flare on May 22
The flare produced a beautiful coronal mass ejection, or CME, which was not Earth-directed but could deliver a glancing blow in the next few days.
NASA's SDO observes mid-level solar flare
These images of a solar flare were captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory on May 22, 2013.
Magnetic field misbehavior in solar flares explained: The culprit is turbulence
The flux-freezing theorem dictates that the magnetic lines of force should flow away in lock-step with the particles, whole and unbroken.
Researchers explain magnetic field misbehavior in solar flares
New research led by a Johns Hopkins mathematical physicist focuses on the "misbehavior " of magnetic fields in solar flares.
Mon May 20, 2013
Partnership key to a stronger grid
For the first time since Cold War days, the United States and its allies have been threatened with nuclear attack.
Fallout from Huge Solar Flare Sideswipes Earth Today
A huge explosion on the sun will deal Earth a glancing blow today but should not pose a threat to the planet, scientists say.
Sun May 19, 2013
Bastille Day storm of 2000
Eleven years ago this week, one of the worst storms on record raged on the sun, churning huge amounts of plasma around the solar surface and spewing massive loads of particles into space and toward Earth.
not a Carrington Event, Happily: Giant Solar Flare Sideswipes Earth. ...
NOT A CARRINGTON EVENT, HAPPILY: Giant Solar Flare Sideswipes Earth. Of course, if it had been, you wouldn't be reading this now.
Comic Book Review: Doomsday.1 by John Byrne
Charting the impending doom is an international space station crew whose shielding protects them from the flare's radiation. Byrne, in the opening issue, cuts between the station and a series of brief vignettes that will likely pay off in the future: a distraught Madam President who grimly jokes that her opponents had always claimed she'd preside "over the end of civilization," a callous Pope fleeing the Vatican, the faceless crew of a submarine, inmates in a maximum security Texas prison.
5 Mind-Blowing Pictures of Solar Flares Captured by NASA
Swinging around the Sun's eastern limb last Monday was a group of sunspots labeled active region AR1748.
Sun unleashes strongest solar flare of 2013 so far The sun has fired...
While the planet was not hit with radiation, space weather forecasters say the solar blast briefly disrupted high-frequency radio signals.
Sat May 18, 2013
Northern Lights peek out in Eastern Washington
As we mentioned in the blog Thursday , there's a particularly active sunspot on the sun right now.
Fri May 17, 2013
Space Pictures This Week: Martian Dust Devils, Weekend Spacewalk
Flight engineers on the International Space Station , including U.S. astronaut Chris Cassidy , completed a 5.5-hour spacewalk on May 11 to repair a leaky coolant pump.
Increased Solar Flares Disrupt Communications
This week has seen the most active solar flares in this sun cycle, which began in 2008 and will last until 2019.
Thu May 16, 2013
Science, Industry and Business
NASA sees activity continue on the sun
Solar activity continued on May 14, 2013, as the sun emitted a fourth X-class flare from its upper left limb, peaking at 9:48 p.m. EDT.
Wed May 15, 2013
Criminal Report Daily
Sun Kicks Off Another X Flare -- Should We Care?
The sun has erupted with another X-class solar flare, adding a fourth huge solar explosion to the 48-hour tally.
Bad Astronomy Blog
Another Massive Flare Explodes from the Sun
A fourth solar flare has erupted on the sun. It's the bright spot to the left of this image, which was captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory.