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Heliophysics - Space Weather Topics

  • Radiation Resistant Computers

    2005April 6, 2011

    Researchers are developing advanced computers that can think clearly even when they're bombarded by space radiation.

  • Who's Afraid of a Solar Flare?

    2005April 6, 2011

    Strange, but true: Solar flares can be good for astronauts.

  • Solar Minimum Explodes

    2005April 6, 2011

    With a burst of activity on the sun, solar minimum is looking strangely like Solar Max.

  • Sickening Solar Flares

    2005April 6, 2011

    The biggest solar proton storm in 15 years erupted last week. NASA researchers discuss what it might have done to someone on the Moon.

  • Solar Dynamics Observatory: The 'Variable Sun' Mission

    2010April 6, 2011

    The Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), slated for liftoff on Feb. 9th, will make IMAX-quality movies of solar explosions, peer beneath the stellar surface to see the sun's inner dynamo, and--researchers hope--unravel the mysteries of solar variability.

  • Space Weather Turns into an International Problem

    2010April 6, 2011

    Representatives from more than 25 of the world's most technologically-advanced nations have gathered in Germany today to hear about a problem that may be too big for any one country to handle alone: solar storms.

  • Giant Ribbon Discovered at the Edge of the Solar System

    2009April 6, 2011

    NASA's IBEX spacecraft has discovered a vast, glowing ribbon at the edge of the solar system. One mission scientist calls the discovery "shocking" and says theorists are "working like crazy" to explain the finding.

  • Are Sunspots Disappearing?

    2009Sept. 20, 2011

    The sun is in the pits of the deepest solar minimum in a century. Weeks and sometimes whole months go by without even a single tiny sunspot. The quiet has prompted some observers to wonder, are sunspots disappearing?

  • Deep Solar Minimum

    2009April 6, 2011

    How low can it go? The Sun is plunging into the deepest solar minimum in nearly a century.

  • New Solar Cycle Prediction

    2009April 6, 2011

    An international panel of experts has issued a new prediction for the solar cycle which takes into account the surprisingly deep solar minimum of 2008-2009. Read today's story to find out when they think solar maximum will return.