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

Sun-Earth Day 2009: Our Sun Yours to Discover

IMAGE GALLERY

Composit of images of  the June 6, 2000 solar flare taken in white ligh tand ultraviolet (TRACE)
AURORA

A view of the aurora photographed by ISS astronaut Don Pettit in 2003 (Pettit: NASA)

NASA Fact

A major solar 'superstorm' such as the one in 1859 could cost $30 billion a day to the US electrical power grid, and up to $70 billion to the satellite industry.