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Sun Unleashes Spectacular Solar Eruption
space.com ^ | 04 May 2013 Time: 10:07 AM ET | Tariq Malik,

Posted on 05/06/2013 12:42:39 PM PDT by BenLurkin

An intense solar storm erupted from the sun on Friday (May 3) in a dazzling space weather display captured by a NASA spacecraft.

The solar flare erupted from the edge the sun, with NASA's powerful Solar Dynamics Observatory snapping photos of the sun storm. The flare peaked at 1:32 p.m. EDT (1732 GMT), registering as a relatively medium-strength M5.7-class event.

Friday's solar storm was the second major space weather event in three days, but was not aimed at Earth. According to astronomer Phil Plait, who chronicled the flare on his Bad Astronomy blog, the solar storm launched super-hot solar plasma about 120,000 miles (200,000 kilometers) above the surface of the sun before it faded from view.

(Excerpt) Read more at space.com ...


TOPICS: Science
KEYWORDS: catastrophism; solarflare
I hope the whole d-mn thing explodes.
1 posted on 05/06/2013 12:42:39 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Well a big enough solar storm and all our electronics could go bye bye


2 posted on 05/06/2013 12:43:29 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: BenLurkin

>>An intense solar storm erupted from the sun on Friday (May 3)<<

A direct result of Global Warming.

Note: Women and minorities hardest hit.


3 posted on 05/06/2013 12:44:02 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (LBJ declared war on poverty and lost. Barack Obama declared war on prosperity and won. /csmusaret)
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To: freedumb2003

Caused by too many people eating cheeseburger.


4 posted on 05/06/2013 12:44:49 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: freedumb2003
Bush and the sequestration are to blame.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

5 posted on 05/06/2013 12:45:31 PM PDT by wku man (Amnesty? No Way, Jose (No Se Puede!) by 10 Pound Test http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsTUQ8yOI2c)
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To: freedumb2003

That pesky Sun is the Mother of All Global Warmers.


6 posted on 05/06/2013 12:45:33 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is the root cause of violent crime in Mexico. - Barack Hussein Obama Jr.)
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To: GraceG

Read up on Faraday Cage’s to protect your stuff

at least have a generator in a metal box


7 posted on 05/06/2013 12:45:49 PM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: BenLurkin
Deb will worry whether it's due to global warming!


8 posted on 05/06/2013 12:49:01 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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To: BenLurkin

Well great. Here we go again. Solar flares = cries and wails of “climate change”!!!!! Like there is a whole heck of a lot we can do about the durn sun?
/banging head on table...


9 posted on 05/06/2013 12:50:09 PM PDT by murrie (Margaret Thatcher. You were one of the best!!!!)
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To: BenLurkin

I didn’t feel anything.


10 posted on 05/06/2013 12:50:37 PM PDT by ZX12R (Never forget the heroes of Benghazi, who were abandoned to their deaths by Obama)
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To: BenLurkin

This amount of energy from such a nuclear furnace as the sun cannot possibly affect the climate of the earth. Dr Michael Mann at Penn State said so.


11 posted on 05/06/2013 12:51:03 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: COBOL2Java

Couldn’t you have cropped the lower portion of the picture before you posted it. (I could make a further comment but won’t.)


12 posted on 05/06/2013 12:54:21 PM PDT by IM2MAD (IM2MAD=Individual Motivated 2 Make A Difference)
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To: BenLurkin

Burrito?


13 posted on 05/06/2013 12:55:00 PM PDT by Coffee... Black... No Sugar (I'm gonna' BICKER!)
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To: IM2MAD

Well, it IS CNN...


14 posted on 05/06/2013 12:57:15 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Fighting Obama without Boehner & McConnell is like going deer hunting without your accordion)
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15 posted on 05/06/2013 1:07:42 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: IM2MAD
Couldn’t you have cropped the lower portion of the picture before you posted it. (I could make a further comment but won’t.)

The peer groups:


16 posted on 05/06/2013 1:14:57 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (LBJ declared war on poverty and lost. Barack Obama declared war on prosperity and won. /csmusaret)
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To: IM2MAD

17 posted on 05/06/2013 1:17:35 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: murrie

You could attempt to sacrifice some non-virginal community organizers in the fire of the Sun in an attempt to appease, but that would be a Liberal and heathenish sort of thing to do.


18 posted on 05/06/2013 1:27:48 PM PDT by WhiskeyX (The answer is very simple and easy to understand economics. The U.S. Treasury is printing vast)
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To: BenLurkin

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMhFatsGI2A


19 posted on 05/06/2013 2:35:39 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: 75thOVI; agrace; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; aragorn; aristotleman; Avoiding_Sulla; ...

Thanks BenLurkin.


20 posted on 05/07/2013 6:33:09 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks BenLurkin.


21 posted on 05/07/2013 6:33:15 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: BenLurkin

Amen.


22 posted on 05/07/2013 6:38:00 PM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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