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A huge solar eruption could be hurtling towards the Earth

June 28th, 2022

For the past few weeks, astronomers have been watching Sunspot AR3038. The sunspot was facing Earth and astronomers expected it to die off. However, it instead grew to three times its size. As a result of that growth, the sunspot has created a coronal mass ejection (CME). Unfortunately, astronomers aren’t sure whether this solar eruption …

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NASA’s Sun probe just spotted something entirely new

February 4th, 2020

Our Sun is vitally important to our continued existence, but it’s also a volatile object with a spicy personality. Coronal mass ejections, or CMEs, are dramatic outbursts during which the Sun blasts charged particles into space at incredibly high speeds. These outbursts occur more often when the star is in one of its more active …

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NASA just spotted a nearby star throwing a temper tantrum

June 6th, 2019

We take it for granted most of the time, but the Sun is mighty important to our very existence. Without it, we wouldn’t be here at all, and scientists have worked tirelessly for centuries to learn as much about it as possible. But what we know about our own star doesn’t necessarily translate to others, …