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Why Has Our Sun Been Freaking Out So Much Lately?

Why Has Our Sun Been Freaking Out So Much Lately?

The solar flare as seen by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory on September 10, 2017. (Image: NASA/SDO/Goddard) Since early last week, the Sun has belched out a steady stream of solar flares, including the most powerful burst recorded in the star’s current 11-year cycle. It sounds very alarming, but scientists say…