X-rays offer early warning for solar flares

Radiation signals ultimate intensity of explosive outbursts, analysis finds

solar flare

FLARE UP  X-rays blasted from the sun can divulge the intensity of an upcoming solar flare, like the one shown here, new research shows.

AIA/SDO/GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER/NASA

This article is only available to Science News subscribers.

Subscribers, enter your e-mail address to access our archives.

Not a subscriber?

Science News is a nonprofit.

Support us by subscribing now.

More Stories from Science News on Astronomy

From the Nature Index

Paid Content