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Solar flare looks like intergalactic fireworks

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Here are some intergalactic fireworks for your Fourth of July enjoyment.

Take a look at this these amazing images from the sun's surface.

They show a solar flare so powerful it disrupted radio communications over Europe.

It also sent electrically-charged particles shooting into space that just might spark some auroras in the earth's magnetic field.

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