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Monday, September 19, 2011

Solar Flares Discovery

The video in this article is very elementary, but the discovery is important: a second pulse of energy from a solar flare, which is far more powerful than the original flare, sending huge amounts of UV radiation into our upper atmosphere. The effect is the same as what I learned about in grade school: disruption of electronic communications of various kinds. But I am betting that as they continue to study these double whammies, they will find other effects. We know very little about our very own Sun!

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