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NASA Astronomers Capture Images of First X-class Solar Flare in 2015

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on  March 15, 2015 at 2:29 AM General Health News   - G J E 4
Astronomers at NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory have recently captured images of the first significant X-class solar flare (powerful bursts of radiation) of the year on March 11, 2015.
 NASA Astronomers Capture Images of First X-class Solar Flare in 2015
NASA Astronomers Capture Images of First X-class Solar Flare in 2015
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Harmful radiation from a solar flare cannot pass through Earth's atmosphere to physically affect humans on the ground. However, when intense enough, it can disturb the atmosphere in the layer where GPS and communications signals travel.

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This solar flare was classified as an X2.2-class flare. X-class denotes the most intense flares, while the number gives more information about its strength.

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