One of the largest solar storms ever detected just erupted on the far side of the sun

Earth’s sister planet Venus is experiencing a bout of extreme space weather this week after a giant sunspot, not visible from Earth, expelled an enormous plasma burst toward the scorching-hot planet.  On Monday (Sept. 5), NASA’s STEREO-A (opens in new tab) sun-watching spacecraft spotted a coronal mass ejection (opens in new tab) (CME), a cloud […]