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It’s never been more important to keep an eye on space weather

It’s never been more important to keep an eye on space weather

As technology becomes increasingly vital in our day-to-day lives, we are more susceptible to “space weather”. What begins with dark spots on the Sun’s surface, and magnetic field disruptions in the Sun’s atmosphere, can result in widespread technological disturbance. With our increasing reliance on telecommunications and other technologies, monitoring what happens in space has never been more important.

The Sun Could Release Flares 1000x Greater Than Previously Recorded

The Sun Could Release Flares 1000x Greater Than Previously Recorded

The Sun demonstrates the potential to superflare, new research into stellar flaring suggests. Led by the University of Warwick, the research has found a stellar superflare on a star observed by NASA’s Kepler space telescope with wave patterns similar to those that have been observed in solar flares.