The NASA mission Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere has shown that night-shining 'noctilucent' cloud formation is changing year to year, showing a link between northern and southern weather systems some 13000 miles apart.
Back in 2008, the solar cycle plunged into the deepest minimum in nearly a century. As 2011 unfolds, sunspots have returned and they are crackling with activity.
What were once bare black octagonal boxes are now recognizable as full-fledged spacecraft, each laden with propulsion systems, power and avionics systems. NASA has approved a new launch readiness date of August 15, 2012.
Suzie Imber studies the gigantic magnetic fields traveling between the sun and our planet, but every once in awhile she abandons it all for something a lot more earthy: ice climbs up the world's highest mountains.
NASA officially releases new Space Weather App making images and other data almost immediately available to users.
On March 9, 1611, Johannes Fabricius, who would become the first person to publish a scientific paper on sunspots, used a telescope to catch his first glimpse of one of these dark spots on the sun.
In which direction is the sun's stream of charged particles banking when it nears the edge of the solar system?
In 2008-2009, sunspots almost completely disappeared for two years. But why? Solar Physicists now know the answer.
A successful test launch in Antarctica for BARREL (Balloon Array for RBSP Relativistic Electron Losses) shows how it will will work hand in hand with the Radiation Belt Space Probes mission.
Special cameras aboard the Interstellar Boundary Explorer, or IBEX, spacecraft have snapped the first images of space weather as it happens.