Aurora

A substantial coronal mass ejection blew out from side of the Sun, giving us a great view of the event in profile (June 17-18, 2015). We caught the action in the 304 Angstrom wavelength of extreme ultraviolet light. The video clip covers about four hours of the event. While some of the plasma falls back into the Sun, a look at the coronagraph on SOHO shows a large cloud of particles heading into space. Credit: Solar Dynamics Observatory, NASA.

Massive Solar Flare Reported, X-Ray Radiation Blacks Out Some Radio Communiction While Solar Storm Also Hits Earth

A sunspot erupted this afternoon creating a powerful solar flare bathing earth in electromagnetic radiation, and causing temporary disruptions in some radio communication, according to SpaceWeather.com, while a solar storm continues to rage.

06/22/2015

Aurora on Mars

Mysterious Dust Cloud, ‘Christmas Lights’ Surrounding Mars Has NASA Scientists Puzzled

NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Spacecraft (MAVEN) has observed some spectacular atmospheric phenomena above the red planet. One of them has been billions of years in the making.

03/18/2015

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Astronauts Take In Spectacular Northern Lights From Space

Astronauts on board the International Space Station captured otherworldly photos of the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, Tuesday night.

03/18/2015

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Fire At FAA Facility In Chicago Cancels, Delays Bay Area Flights

Bay Area flights to and from the Chicago area are canceled and delayed Friday morning because of a fire at a Federal Aviation Administration
center.

09/26/2014

Interim San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

SF Mayor Lee Pushes ‘Stop-And-Frisk’ Policy After Colorado Shooting

San Francisco mayor Ed Lee said the Colorado theater shootings have made him more committed to implementing a police stop and frisk policy aimed at getting weapons off the streets.

07/24/2012

A girl leaves flowers at a memorial near theater where 12 people were killed July 20, 2012 in Aurora. (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/GettyImages)

Marin County Teens Escape Colorado Movie Theater Shooting

Two Marin County teens who had a very close call with the mass shooting in an Aurora, Colo. movie theater Friday morning described a chaotic scene.

07/23/2012

Gunman Kills At Least 10 At Screening of The Dark Knight Rises

Celebrities React To Colorado Movie Theater Shooting

As word spread about the mass shooting at a midnight screening of “The Dark Knight Rises” in Aurora, Colorado, celebrities and notables alike took to Twitter…

07/20/2012

James Holmes (University of Colorado, Denver)

Colo. Shooting Suspect Known As Loner; California Family Cooperating With Police

The California family of the suspect in a mass shooting at a Colorado movie theater says their hearts go out to those involved.

07/20/2012