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Sun-Earth Day 2009: Our Sun Yours to Discover.

Sun-Earth Day 2009: Our Sun Yours to Discover

IMAGE GALLERY

CORONAL HOLE  A giant coronal hole appears on the sun on January 8 ,2002. (SOHO-EIT)
ASTROPHYSICS

Star Spot detected using dopp,ler imagery on the star XX Triangulum. (Strassmeier; NOAO/AURA/NSF)

NASA Fact

The most powerful solar flare in the last 500 years occurred on September 2, 1859 and was sighted by two astronomers who happened to be looking at the sun at exactly the right time!