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Last Post 27 Oct 2014 02:07 PM by  Claire Raftery
Solar Flares
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26 Oct 2014 10:14 PM
    What causes a Solar Flare and how far does it go into space?
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    27 Oct 2014 01:14 PM
    A solar flare occurs when built up magnetic energy in the solar atmosphere is suddenly released. The theory is that these eruptions occur because of what is called magnetic reconnection.

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    27 Oct 2014 02:07 PM
    For the most part, a *flare* refers to a sudden release of light and energy that doesn't leave the vicinity of the Sun. The material that travels through space is called a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME for short) and they can reach all the way out past Earth. Flares and CMEs are related but not the same thing. They often occur together though, which can get confusing. http://youtu.be/bydoOMytcZM
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