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Sun Unleashes Powerful Eruption

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posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 04:48 PM
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Sun Unleashes Powerful Eruption


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The sun unleashed a massive solar storm today (June 7) in a dazzling eruption that kicked up a vast cloud of magnetic plasma that appeared to rain back down over half of the sun's entire surface, NASA scientists say.

The solar storm hit its peak at about 2:41 a.m. EDT (0641 GMT), but the actual flare extended over a three-hour period, said C. Alex Young, a solar astrophysicist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center who runs a website called The Sun Today, in a video describing the event.

"The sun produced a quite spectacular prominence eruption that had a solar flare and high-energy pa
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posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 04:48 PM
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It seems that the sun has been very active this year. Does anyone know if this will affect our crazy weather even more? There had been reports of this affecting our communications systems also. Not really sure what they mean by that though. I know there was some major solar activity around the time of the Japan quake.

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posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 04:56 PM
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not trying to steal your thread, but theres already a topic about it..

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 04:57 PM
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Ill take a geuss and say its headed towards venus



posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 04:58 PM
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Duplicate thread. and it was just an M2



posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 05:32 PM
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This is scary stuff.

But in my opinion these types of solar storms have been around for million of years, we've just never had the technology to detect them.



posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 05:44 PM
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I wasn't sure if this was on ATS, thanks for letting me know, Mods do as you please. The picture of the storm itself is just amazing.



posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 05:47 PM
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I am curious in what ways this can disrupt our communications on earth. Is it similar to an EMP blast? I really do not know too much about this sun business, that's why I am asking.



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