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Sun-Earth Day 2010: Magnetic Storms.

Sun-Earth Day 2010: Magnetic Storms

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

NASA Fact

A sunspot can have a magnetic field with a strength up to 10,000 Gauss, but they live very short lives!