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Massive Solar Flare Delivers Earth a Glancing Blow

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September 5, 2012
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NASA's orbiting Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) has recorded more spectacular activity in the Sun's atmosphere, with a solar flare whipping half a million miles into space from the surface, and sending a cloud of electrically charged particles in Earth's direction.


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