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NASA’s SDO Probe Captures Images of an Awesome Solar Flare

On the same theme, on February 24, 2011 NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) caught the incredible details of a massive solar prominence, almost edge on as it erupted out of the sun. The erupting plasma swirled and twisted over a … Continue reading

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Largest Solar Flare in 4 Years

Credit: NASA / Goddard / SDO AIA Team On February 14 the Sun emitted a powerful solar flare (type X2.2) from Sunspot 1158. Apparently this is the largest flare since 2006. The burst was so intense it overwhelmed the Solar … Continue reading

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