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Fraser
2006-Sep-11, 06:24 PM
Solar flares are the most powerful explosions in the Solar System, releasing enormous energy in the form of radiation, high energy particles and magnetic fields. A new spacecraft, Solar B, developed by the Japanese Space Agency (JAXA) is set to launch on September 22, 2006, and will be able to detect these flares as they're forming. The spacecraft will measure the movement of magnetic fields across the surface of the Sun, to help scientists predict when they will build up to a flare.

Read the full blog entry (http://www.universetoday.com/2006/09/11/solar-b-prepares-for-launch/)