First Major Flare of Solar Cycle

NASA captured what they think is the first intense solar flare of the new cycle. The sun had been unusually quiet through 2009 until yesterday. Research scientist, Michael Kaiser, who helps run the STEREO instrument that captured the images, said, "This is the biggest event we've seen in a year or so."

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