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Fraser
2003-Nov-03, 05:03 PM
SUMMARY: The Sun ejected two massive flares towards the Earth last week, and NASA's Cassini spacecraft listened in on the burst of radio waves that accompanied them. The radio waves took 69 minutes to reach Cassini, moving at the speed of light, and they sound a bit like the whoosh of a jet engine. The blast of radio waves was one of the largest ever recorded - a type 3 event. Cassini is on track to reach Saturn on July 1, 2004.


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