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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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Massive solar flare on the Sun captured in epic new video

May 10th, 2022

Astrophotographer Andrew McCarthy has once again captured some amazing visuals from the Sun. McCarthy, who goes by cosmic_background on Instagram, spent seven hours taking millions of photographs of the Sun as he attempted to catch one of a solar flare. For his troubles, McCarthy captured one of the most breathtaking videos of a solar flare …

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Mysterious waves inside the Sun have scientists baffled

March 27th, 2022

There’s a lot we still don’t know about the Sun. While missions like NASA’s Parker Probe will help enlighten us, scientists continue to discover new things that are quite baffling. In fact, scientists are currently baffled by a new type of wave discovered in the Sun. The new waves in the Sun have never been …