Weather instruments on NASA's Mars 2020 rover will research the environment for future human trips.
On July 23, 2012, the sun unleashed two massive clouds of plasma that barely missed a catastrophic encounter with the Earth's atmosphere.
In Sauk Rapids, Minnesota last night, the northern lights illuminated a snowy owl proudly perched on a power pole.
An rocket was launched from NASA's Wallops Island at 1:07 p.m. today and was viewable for parts of the East Coast. Tonight, aurora may be viewable in northern states.
Ten years ago, the sun provided an unexpected extra dimension to the tricks and treats of Halloween.
To get a better sense of the impact of the Federal shutdown on Antarctic science research, we talked to C. Robert Clauer, whose conducts space weather research at the South Pole.
The sun must be having a good day. Could it be because it just ate a comet?
You may have seen footage of these phenomena separately, but I doubt in the same shot. Here together are aurora AND noctilucent (or night shining) clouds!
It's nearly time for the current solar cycle's second half. And stunningly, the sun's magnetic field will rearrange itself to mark the transition.
Let's call it a solar flare trifecta. In a day's time, the sun uncorked three X-class solar flares - all stronger than any others this calendar year.