Sunday, October 22, 2006

Fast-growing Sunspot

Sunspot 917, just a speck a few days ago, has suddenly blossomed into an active region wider than the planet Neptune. The fast-growing spot is crackling with minor solar flares. If its development continues, the sunspot could soon pose a threat for stronger explosions.

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