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.
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)
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NASA (July 15, 2013) Caleb: If you want to look back in time to the beginning of our solar system, look no further than comets and asteroids.
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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 ... watch video
Reuters (Feb. 21, 2013) Images of a spectacular solar flare that leaped off the sun's surface in July last year, have been compiled into a video revealing a rarely seen phenomenon called coronal rain. The compilation was ... watch video
Xinhua News Agency (Jan. 25, 2012) Officials say the sun goes through cycles and reaches a maximum of solar flare activity every 11 years. Solar eruptions are supposed to increase through this year and peak in ... watch video
Newsy (Sep. 11, 2014) Two solar flares which erupted in our direction this week will arrive this weekend. The resulting solar storm will be powerful but not dangerous.
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Reuters - US Online Video (July 13, 2014) New Yorkers get treated to a dazzling view that only happens twice a year when the setting sun aligns itself with the city's dramatic street grid. Mana Rabiee reports.
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