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There Are Some Things Kids Just Don't Need to Know

I’ve always believed that it’s important to fill kids’ minds with information.

When my own kids were growing up I introduced them to new ideas, concepts and facts to stimulate their minds and tried my best to answer their gazillion questions. 855 more words


Big solar storm hitting Earth

(CNN) — Youvathana Sok looked up and saw more than just stars in the crisp, clear Maine night sky.

A colorful, spectacular showing of the aurora borealis greeted Sok, a CNN iReporter, and others at Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National park on Friday. 546 more words


An extreme ultra-violet wavelength image of solar flare

This image provided by NASA shows an extreme ultra-violet wavelength image of solar flare captured about 1 45 p.m. EDT. It s been several years since Earth has had a solar storm of this size coming from sunspots smack in the middle of the sun said Tom Berger director of the Space Weather Prediction Center in Boulder Colo. AP

United States

Solar Storm Hits Earth -- Should we be worried?

Thanks to a relatively strong solar storm, those living in northern parts of the United States had a chance to take in the vivid colors that normally can only be seen from extremely high latitudes.

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Solar Flares

Those two massive solar flares heading toward earth must have arrived early for me.  It was an emotional week at work and with family.  Between fears and tears, I ride cosmic waves of awareness.   53 more words


The trouble 'measuring' geomagnetic events

A sunspot five times the width of Earth exploded earlier this week. On September 10, it released an X-1.6 class solar flare. A solar flare is a sudden burst of energy that releases much more light and other radiation in one second than it usually does. 706 more words

Science & Technology

Solar Flare

An active region on the Sun almost directly aimed at Earth erupted with an X 1.6 flare (the most powerful class) on 10 September, 2014. There was a coronal mass ejection associated with the event. 62 more words