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Flashing Flares

May 17, 2012
SDO observed as an active region emerged, expanded and blew out at least four flares over about a 40-hour period (June 11-12, 2010). With the ability to zoom in on active regions and retain very good level of detail, we are able to more clearly detect and analyze the flares (which appear as bursts of white flashes when seen in extreme UV light) and related activity. Images were taken at the wavelength of 193 Angstroms. Flares are brief but explosive solar storms that eject radiation and particles into space. These flares were about average in terms of their power.


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