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Huge Eruption Rocks the Sun
« on: January 10, 2011, 05:59:50 PM »
It wasn't just a little explosion. It was a massive eruption of more than 50 percent of the sun on Aug. 1.

After a three-month study of the incident that sent shock waves racing across the solar surface, physicists have just presented their findings of what they're calling the "Great Eruption," NASA reports.

"The August 1st event really opened our eyes," said Karel Schrijver of the Lockheed-Martin Solar and Astrophysics Lab in Palo Alto, Calif. "We see that solar storms can be global events, playing out on scales we scarcely imagined before."