Occasionally a part of the sun will suddenly release a large amount of energy and electromagnetic radiation, including gamma rays and x-rays. This sudden explosion is called a solar flare and can be more powerful than a million nuclear bombs going off. A flare will often launch large amounts of magnetic energy known as Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) as well, and all this energy travels through space at high speed. When it encounters a planet we call it a solar storm. Solar flares and storms seem to reach a peak once every 11 years.


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