In Pictures: What’s up with these solar storms?

Solar storms are raging, how will the impact Earth?

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Here is a look at 11 years in the life of the Sun, spanning most of solar cycle 23, as it progressed from solar minimum to maximum conditions and back to minimum (upper right) again, seen as a collage of 10 full-disk images of the lower corona. Of note is the prevalence of activity and the relatively few years when our Sun might be described as “quiet."

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