Thursday, August 11, 2011

What's Hot This Week

Sun Unleashes Largest Solar Flare in Years

by Clara Moskowitz, Senior Writer

An extremely powerful solar flare, the largest in over four years, rocked the sun early Tuesday (Aug. 9), but is unlikely to wreak any serious havoc here on Earth, scientists say.

Amazing New Sun Photos from Space

by Tariq Malik, Managing Editor

A close-up, profile view of an active region in extreme ultraviolet light showcased several small spurts of plasma as they flickered out and retreated back into the sun over about 13 hours (June 16, 2011).

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