Major Solar Flare Erupts from the Sun (Video)
A major solar flare shot out from the sun Saturday (March 29), causing a radio blackout for several minutes on Earth. The brief X1-class flare — the most powerful kind of solar flare — exploded from the now decaying sunspot AR2017.
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