Sun may produce dangerous superflares, affecting Earth

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London, March 30: The Sun is likely to produce dangerous superflares that can do a lot of damage to earth. They can not only break down radio communication and power supplies, but also affect Earth's ability to support life.

Earth is often on the path of solar eruptions, which comprise of energetic particles that are hurled away from the sun to the space. However, when the sun emits huge amounts of hot plasma, the repurcussions could be adverse.

Sun superflares

Superflares have always been a mystery since the Kepler mission discovered them in large numbers four years ago. The largest observed eruption, however, was observed in September 1859.

The Telegraph system had gone haywire and ice core records from Greenland indicate Earth's protective ozone layer was damaged by the energetic particles from the solar storm.

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