Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Solar Flare

Ferocious Flare

Credit: NASA

Solar Flare Surprise Edition

It is not like our satellites, including especially the GPS satellites, are keen on too much solar activity. Ferocious blasts are fun but dangerous as they knock out navigation instruments and what not. But, we haven't hardly had ANY SUN SPOTS IN AGES FOR CHRIST SAKE!! So I guess we can afford a little happiness over this blast of a surprising solar flare. And let instruments be malfunctioning instruments for a short little while. :-)

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