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August 10, 2016

 

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Could Our Sun Turn Deadly?

It may sound far-fetched, but humanity faces a major potential danger: someday, there might be a gigantic explosion on the sun.

August 9, 2010

 

This is a multi-wavelength extreme ultraviolet snapshot of the sun taken by NASA's Goddard telescope on August 1st. Scientists can see lots of major activity including a C3-class solar flare (the white area on the left).

Sun Tsunamis and Northern Lights in the Summer!

August 1st, 2010 was a pretty exciting day on the surface of the sun: flares, tsunamis, and lift offs OH MY!

March 26, 2007

 

Sentinel of the Sun

How will future space explorers protect themselves against dangerous solar flares?

March 26, 2007

 

Killed by the Sun

The sun may be far away, but its solar flares still present a deadly risk for astronauts going to the moon.

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