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      Sun Explodes Again, But Bigger This Time!

      {}{}{} As if awakening from a slumber, our sun is heating up!

      {}{}{} After an unusually quiet past year the sun is now crackling with active sunspots and shooting off one solar flare after the other.{} The sun has popped off with at least three X-class solar flares--the most powerful kind-- in just the last three days, the website "Spaceweather.com" reports.

      {}{}{} Sunspot 1875 (see photo) popped off with one last X2-class flare just before rotating off to the other side of the sun October 29th.

      {}{}{} NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded the explosion's extreme ultraviolet flash:

      {}{}{} But, even with sunspot 1875 now turning away from earth, other active sunspots remain.{} National Oceanic And Atmospheric Administration forecasters estimate a 60% chance of M-class flares and a 25% chance of X-flares on Wednesday, Oct. 30th.

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      {}For more information: http://spaceweather.com/

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