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    3 times larger than the Earth: scientists were taken aback by a huge solar flare

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    Today, June 23, the solar wind, caused by a powerful flare on the Star, hit the Earth. Astronomers assure that earthlings, unlike astronauts, will not suffer

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    A sunspot has grown 3 times the size of the Earth in a day, giving rise to a powerful flare and a magnetic storm / Photo: interestingengineering, freepik.com

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    NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), which monitors events on the surface of the Sun, reported a growing spot and a powerful solar flare.

    We also previously wrote that the Gaia 3 mission presented the most accurate map of the Milky Way. For example, sunspot AR3038, which went from “big to huge” in 24 hours, increased even more and became three times the size of the Earth.

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    Astronomers want to see what kind of solar flare this sunspot will eventually emit, which deviated from their predictions. The exact cause of sunspots is unknown. but astronomers believe that the concentration of electromagnetic flux on the surface of the Sun can cause a temporary disruption of convection processes.

    The result is a drop in temperature that makes the area relatively darker than its surroundings and is called a sunspot. A sunspot can range in diameter from a few miles to hundreds of thousands of miles and can even be detected without a telescope.

    The new sunspot did not explode, but grew and is now three times the size of the Earth

    The new sunspot did not explode, but grew and is now three times the size of the Earth / Photo: interestingengineering

    But AR3038, which was discovered earlier this week and was expected to explode, instead kept growing bigger and bigger: and is now three times the size of the Earth. Because the sunspot is facing Earth, the solar flare resulting from its activity could send a strong solar wind toward Earth today, June 23rd.

    Although people on earth are protected from solar flares planetary atmosphere, those in space do not enjoy the same privilege. High-energy radiation from solar flares can even cut off radio communications.

    We also wrote about a new trend: an astronaut mastered yoga in zero gravity.

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    Source: Segodnya

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