View Full Version : Solar Flares on Steroids

2003-Sep-15, 12:20 PM
"Solar flares that scorch Earth's atmosphere are commonplace. But scientists have discovered a few each year that are not like the others: they come from stars thousands of light years away."

Read on:

http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2003/12....htm?list955064 (http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2003/12sep_magnetars.htm?list955064)

Interesting article I reckon.

2003-Sep-16, 01:33 AM
Thats a long long ways. Kind of shatters (what little) sense of security you might have had before huh?