Astronomers Discover Key to Sun's Solar Surges with New Telescope

June 4, 2014 11:31 AM

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Astronomers are learning a lot more about solar surges, thanks to the 1.6-meter telescope at Big Bear Solar Observatory (BBSO). The researchers have analyzed the highest-resolution solar observations ever made, revealing a lot more about our closest star.

Solar activity entails numerous processes. These processes, in particular, have far-reaching effects and can generate "space weather" which can impact Earth's atmosphere. In fact, this weather often consists of bursts of charged particles and high-energy radiation that can interfere with the Earth's...

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