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Massive Sunspots Rapidly Forming

A giant sunspot that's at least six times the diameter of Earth has formed on the sun in less than 48 hours, according to NASA. Sunspots form when the sun's magnetic fields rearrange and realign. They tend to be unstable and can lead to solar flares. According to a news release, scientists from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory watched the sunspot rapidly grow on February 19 and 20. Many scientists have speculated an increase in planetary disturbances for Earth in the coming months.

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by L0RD_QU3S0

submitted February 22nd 2013

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Massive Sunspots Rapidly Forming
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* L0RD_QU3S0 puts on tinfoil hat, learns to swim *
5 years ago
* jrob2020 builds an ark *
5 years ago
/jrob fills it with 2 copies of every porn
5 years ago
* DangerousDug decides to make another run of shine before it is too late *
5 years ago
/me makes meatball subs and watches Elementary. Fuck sunspots.
5 years ago
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5 years ago
You know what would be even more devastating than this?
A Punky thread.
5 years ago
fuck the sun.... who needs it
5 years ago
Obviously not the British.
5 years ago
lol..jones that was fucking funny.

/me get out the SPF 10,000
5 years ago
It only disrupts communications for the most part.. We're not gonna get fried
5 years ago
I work as an automation engineer, and I have seen how over the last decade many security and alarm signals no longer get hardwired but get send over digital communication busses. Ethernet, Lon, and so many other. I often get a little worried when I think of what can happen when we get struck by a massive "sunburst". Sure we won't get fried and even get treated with some beautiful aurora borealis. But big powerplants, chemical plants, and other plants could get in a lot of trouble.
5 years ago
That's what a lot of people think will lead to a modern day 'armageddon'--solar flares wiping out the power grid; and thus our money and food stores, shipping systems and government control....creating anarchy. I'm sure there are people in tinfoil hats already in their bunkers after seeing this, and many, many others waiting for shit to hit the fan.
5 years ago
Well , if the sun puts down communications and downs electrical , that means a whole lot of work for me $$$$
5 years ago
Must be George Bush's fault.
5 years ago
^agrees. now upvote fucker
5 years ago
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