The Sun is angrier than expected, but we don’t know why

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The sun sends out a constant flow of particles called solar wind, and it occasionally erupts with giant clouds of solar material. Credit: NASA / Thermonuclear Art / NASA Goddard

When it comes to elephants in the room, the sun’s a doozy. It’s enormous; it’s immensely powerful – but we know next to nothing about it. And the best science has to offer hasn’t even scratched the surface.

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