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Active Sunspot Shoots Off Intense New Solar Flare

Credit: NASA/SDO/AIA
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory captured an image of the sun during an M6.1 solar flare that peaked early in the morning on July 5. Active region 1515,…Read More »





where the flare originated, has now spit out 12 medium strength, or M-class, flares since July 3. [Full Story]   Less «
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