Solar Flares: What Does It Take To Be X-Class?

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Posted in Smart by on August 11th, 2011

Coronal Mass Ejections are not some the punchline of a naughty joke about the sun as it reaches it’s solar maximum.  Solar flares are a real, possible threat with the potential to cause huge amounts of radiation to reach Earth as the sun reaches it’s solar maximum by 2013.  In the meantime, scientists are waiting and watching for the huge magnetic storms to wreak havoc.   Here’s an inside look at Solar Flares: What Does It Take To Be X-Class?

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