'Space turbulence' recreated in lab

Our atmosphere isn't the only place where turbulence is found: it happens out in space too. And now, for the first time, a team led by the University of Iowa has recreated and measured this phenomenon in the laboratory.

Earth hit by major solar storm

One of the biggest solar storms in years is engulfing the Earth, following two flares that erupted on Tuesday.

Huge solar eruption to reach Earth today

The strongest solar radiation storm to hit the Earth since 2005 is set to peak this morning.

Solar storms 'sandblasting' the moon

Solar storms and Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) are powerful enough to erode the surface of the moon, NASA simulations indicate.

Killer flares won't destroy Earth, says NASA

NASA's explained - with some weariness, one imagines - that next year really isn't going to see the release of any massive solar flares which could destroy the Earth.

More activity likely as solar storm continues

The Earth is enveloped in a strong-to-severe magnetic storm, following a large solar eruption yesterday morning.

NASA video shows Earth engulfed by solar storm

Using data from the STEREO spacecraft, researchers at Southwest Research Institute and the National Solar Observatory have released a video of a coronal mass ejection in 2008 swallowing up the Earth.

Sun blasts out its biggest flare in years

Yesterday morning, the sun unleashed a massive flare, its most powerful in nearly five years.

Exoplanet aurorae 'a thousand times' brighter than ours

Aurorae on many planets could make our own Northern and Southern lights look like a flickering candle, new research has shown.

Solar eruption promises dramatic aurorae

Sky-watchers in high latitudes could be in for a good light show tonight, following a spectacular coronal mass ejection (CME) from the sun yesterday.

Massive solar flare hits Earth tonight

The biggest solar flare in four years has blasted out from the sun, and is expected to reach Earth late tonight.

And today's space weather forecast is...

The world's first space weather forecasting system is about to go into operation.