Update Aug 10th 2011:Solar Flares: What Does It Take to Be X-Class? Sun Emits an X-Class Flare On August 9, 2011ScienceDaily (Aug. 9, 2011) — Solar flares are giant explosions on the sun that send energy, light and high speed particles into space. These flares are often associated with solar magnetic storms known as coronal mass ejections (CMEs). The number of solar flares increases approximately every 11 years, and the sun is currently moving towards another sola...
Updated: 12:31 AM GMT on August 11, 2011
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