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How A Solar Flare Could Have Wrecked Earth's Electronics

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July 25, 2014
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Researchers say if Earth had been a week earlier in its orbit around the sun, it would have taken a direct hit from a 2012 coronal mass ejection. Video provided by Newsy


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AP (Sep. 1, 2014) — NASA reported the sun emitted a mid-level solar flare, on August 24th. NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured the images of the flare, which erupted on the left side of the sun. (Sept. 1) Video provided by AP
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Latest Solar Flare Dazzling but Not Dangerous

Latest Solar Flare Dazzling but Not Dangerous

Reuters (July 20, 2012) — The Sun has hurled another giant burst of radiation into space, producing a spectacular solar flare that leapt from its surface on Thursday. The flare was accompanied by a coronal mass ejection, although scientists say the cloud of charged particles is not heading towards Earth.
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RAW VIDEO: Solar Flare Heads Toward Earth

RAW VIDEO: Solar Flare Heads Toward Earth

AP (Mar. 7, 2012) — An impressive solar flare is heading toward Earth and could disrupt power grids, GPS and airplane flights. Forecasters say the sun erupted Tuesday evening and the effects should start smacking Earth late Wednesday night.
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Massive Solar Flare Delivers Earth a Glancing Blow

Massive Solar Flare Delivers Earth a Glancing Blow

Reuters (Sep. 5, 2012) — 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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