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Solar Flare Photos

16 Feb

On Monday, the sun let loose its biggest solar flare in four years. NASA explains that a solar flare “occurs when magnetic energy that has built up in the solar atmosphere is suddenly released. Radiation is emitted across virtually the entire electromagnetic spectrum.” NASA says that the “amount of energy released is the equivalent of millions of 100-megaton hydrogen bombs exploding at the same time.”

This event was captured in different spectacular photos compiled by U.S. Yahoo! Editorial’s photostream which I would like to share with you…

Click on the image to see a bigger picture of the stunning beauty of the sun.

 
3 Comments

Posted by on 02/16/2011 in Global News, U. S. News

 

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3 responses to “Solar Flare Photos

  1. Jo

    02/17/2011 at 5:01 am

    Amazing!

     
  2. Sam

    02/18/2011 at 9:04 am

    This is the reason why the sun is known as the king of the universe. Breathtaking! Beautiful!

     
  3. Sue

    02/22/2011 at 4:50 pm

    Very nice pictures! I copied some of the images and use them as wallpaper to my Iphone.

     

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