Solar Flares in 2012

Solar Flare

2012 marks the height of another 11-year solar cycle as the number of solar flares peak. Throughout 2012, solar flares will disrupt satellite transmissions and radio signals. A solar flare is a high-energy ejection from the sun’s corona, emitting up to 6 × 1025 Joules and reaching up to the edge of the solar system!

The Planets: Part I

“The Planets” sub-page under the “The Solar System” page has now been complete and updated with pictures and additional information. Part I includes the terrestrial planets: Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars! See the page here.