Solar Flare

Astronomers spot mega-flare 10,000 times more powerful than our sun's blasts
Oct 3, 2014

A good while ago, scientists developed a scale to measure the energy output when our sun decides to blast out a solar flare. It looks like we’re gonna need a bigger scale.

One of the most powerful X-Class solar flares ever is headed toward Earth
Sep 11, 2014

While pointed right at the Earth, a massive X1.6-class solar flare erupted Wednesday and blasted electrically charged particles right toward our little corner of the solar system.