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Watch: Strongest solar flare yet seen by NASA’s IRIS captured in beautiful new image

Posted By admin On February 24, 2014 @ 11:14 am In Sci Tech | Comments Disabled

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February 24, 2014

The strongest solar flare yet seen by NASA’s Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS) was recently captured in a beautiful new image. The flare, which erupted from the Sun at 2:40 pm EST on January 28, 2014, registered as an M-class solar flare — a moderate flare, not as strong as the powerful X-class flares, but still significant. IRIS launched in the summer of 2013.

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[1] Planetsave: http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/02/22/watch-strongest-solar-flare-yet-seen-by-nasas-iris-captured-in-beautiful-new-image/

[2] NASA: Huge solar flare may disrupt power and communications: http://www.prisonplanet.com/nasa-huge-solar-flare-may-disrupt-power-and-communications.html

[3] Sun Unleashes Largest Solar Flare in Years: http://www.prisonplanet.com/sun-unleashes-largest-solar-flare-in-years.html

[4] Huge solar flare said to jam China communications: http://www.prisonplanet.com/huge-solar-flare-said-to-jam-china-communications.html

[5] Massive solar flare ‘could paralyse Earth in 2013′: http://www.prisonplanet.com/massive-solar-flare-could-paralyse-earth-in-2013.html

[6] Pictured: The glittering flare of a solar storm – seven times the size of Earth – which is raging across the sun’s surface: http://www.prisonplanet.com/pictured-the-glittering-flare-of-a-solar-storm-seven-times-the-size-of-earth-which-is-raging-across-the-suns-surface.html

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