Solar flares

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Term: Solar flares

A bright eruption form the Sun's chromosphere in the vicinity of a sunspot. Solar flares are caused by tremendous explosions on the surface of the Sun. In a matter of just a few minutes they heat the material to many millions of degrees and release as much energy as a billion megatons of TNT.

Created 2023.04.16
Last Modified 2023.04.16
Contributed by Ryan McGranaghan