The Sun has expelled a third intense X-Class solar flare in 24 hours - but Nasa says not to worry. It is "not physically capable of destroying Earth". Our sun is currently nearing the period known as 'solar maximum', when activity on its surface rises to an 11 year peak. This solar cycle has been observed regularly since it was discovered in 1843, and indicates a regular...
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The sun has erupted with another X-class solar flare, adding a fourth huge solar explosion to the 48-hour tally. Continue reading →
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NASA scientists say the sunspot could trigger solar flares this week.
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2013 was supposed to be the year of 'solar maximum,' the peak of the 11-year sunspot cycle - but as this amazing image reveals, solar activity is relatively low.
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As ridiculously huge balls of burning hydrogen tend to do from time-to-time, the Sun occasionally throws off huge bursts of radiation and charged particles in a coronal mass ejection (CME). And sometimes those CMEs are thrown towards Earth. In fact these happen all the time - and usually cause few problems on Earth except some communications interference - despite the...
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LOS ANGELES - The sun has fired off a massive flare, the strongest solar eruption this year. The powerful flare occurred Sunday and erupted on the side of the sun that was not facing Earth. While the planet was not hit with radiation, space weather forecasters say the solar blast briefly disrupted high-frequency radio signals. Solar outbursts that are directed at Earth can...
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Sun unleashes strongest solar flare of 2013 so far the Associated Press Published May 13, 2013 11:39AM MDT LOS ANGELES • The sun has fired off a massive flare, the strongest solar eruption this year. The powerful flare occurred Sunday and erupted on the side of the sun that was not facing Earth. While the planet was not hit with radiation, space weather forecasters say the...
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The sun unleashed a colossal Mother's Day solar flare on Sunday in what has become the most powerful solar eruption of the year.
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A long-lasting solar flare erupted from the sun early Saturday, triggering an intense sun eruption aimed squarely at Earth. The solar storm, however, should not endanger satellites or astronauts in space, but could amplify auroras on Earth, NASA says.
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The sun has unleashed the biggest solar flare of the year, quickly followed by an Earth-directed coronal mass ejection (CME). ->
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