A mid-level flare, an M6.5, erupted from the sun on April 2, 2014, peaking at 10:05 a.m. EDT.
The sun emitted a significant solar flare, peaking at 1:48 p.m. EDT March 29, 2014, and NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured images of the event.
On Jan. 28, 2014, NASA's Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph, or IRIS, witnessed its strongest solar flare since it launched in the summer of 2013.
The sun emitted a mid-level solar flare, peaking at 5:13 a.m. EST on Jan. 7, 2014.
The sun emitted its sixth significant flare since Oct. 23, 2013, peaking at 11:26 p.m. EST on Nov. 7, 2013.
The sun emitted a significant solar flare, peaking at 5:12 p.m. EST on Nov. 5, 2013.
After emitting its first significant solar flares since June 2013 earlier in the week, the sun continued to produce mid-level and significant solar flares
A magnetic filament of solar material erupted on the sun in late September, breaking the quiet conditions in a spectacular fashion.
Astronomers using data from NASA's Kepler and Spitzer space telescopes have created the first cloud map of a planet beyond our solar system
Something big is about to happen on the sun.
The true identity of centaurs, the small celestial bodies orbiting the sun between Jupiter and Neptune, is one of the enduring mysteries of astrophysics.
NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has discovered a new moon orbiting the distant blue-green planet Neptune, the 14th known to be circling the giant planet.
Sunset is a special time of day. Low-hanging clouds glow vivid red and orange as the background sky turns cobalt blue.
Has Voyager 1 left our solar system?
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