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Massive solar flares captured in 3-D

Distance between orbiting STEREO craft allows better imaging of coronal mass ejections

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4:41pm, April 14, 2009

WASHINGTON — For the first time, scientists can accurately assess the size, shape and speed of massive flares as they leave the sun, allowing better estimates of when the flares might strike Earth and cause widespread electronic disruptions.

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