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Date: 09/01/11 10:59 AM

34 Responses to How Big Are Solar Flares? Eye Opening Perspective

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    WorldScott Male 30-39
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    September 1, 2011 at 11:00 am
    Link: How Big Are Solar Flares? Eye Opening Perspective - The sun has been very active lately blasting out MASSIVE solar flare after flare. `Massive` is how big though??
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    greenbasterd Male 18-29
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    September 1, 2011 at 11:09 am
    pffft.. fear mongering!! what they didn`t show you is how dratin far we are from the sun!!!!!! were pretty dratin far!!! and we have a kick ass magnetic field thats prettyt kick ass at blocking poo!!!!!
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    Justin9235 Male 18-29
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    September 1, 2011 at 11:32 am
    I appreciated this information. You`re lacking in your presentation skills, but still, A for effort.
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    krisley Male 18-29
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    September 1, 2011 at 11:39 am
    :O damn
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    WorldOfJames Male 18-29
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    September 1, 2011 at 11:45 am
    @greenbasterd err i don`t think he was fear mongering, he was simply trying to show how big a solar flare was...
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    WorldScott Male 30-39
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    September 1, 2011 at 12:21 pm
    No fear mongering. The issues that larger solar flares present as explained in the video are true to life and have already manifested themselves in the past.
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    Nocciolina Female 18-29
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    September 1, 2011 at 12:21 pm
    I just wished he`d do the earth-stack thing and say "This size, bitch!" Then it might have been interesting...
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    GParadox Female 18-29
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    September 1, 2011 at 1:06 pm
    Sounded like he had too much saliva in his mouth and that prevented him from enunciating his words correctly. Sadly it distracted me the whole time. Otherwise, cool video.
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    WorldScott Male 30-39
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    September 1, 2011 at 1:21 pm
    "Sounded like he had too much saliva in his mouth and that prevented him from enunciating his words correctly. Sadly it distracted me the whole time. Otherwise, cool video."

    Indeed, a proper sound recording studio / equipment would go some distance to helping overcome audio issues.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    September 1, 2011 at 1:41 pm
    It looks like a sun fart!
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    Astheroid Male 18-29
    81 posts
    September 1, 2011 at 1:51 pm
    I`m already 165cm yet somehow, I feel a lot smaller. I mean, a lot smaller.
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    zazuch Male 18-29
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    September 1, 2011 at 2:07 pm
    @greenbasterd

    That magnetic field doesn`t protect our thousands of satellites that we need for every day things or the astronauts like he said in the video haha.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17515 posts
    September 1, 2011 at 2:20 pm
    Now you know why these `sunspots` have a major role in our global temperature and climate, CO2 has a tiny effect compared to the energy the sun emits.

    Recent research at CERN even confirms that the cosmic rays from the sun effects cloud formation. Here
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    drips Male 30-39
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    September 1, 2011 at 6:05 pm
    Does anybody else feel like that dude said the numbers 4 times as fast as as any other words?
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    apedrana Male 18-29
    144 posts
    September 1, 2011 at 7:11 pm
    So what your saying Crackrjak, is that we should be trying to stop solar flares instead of trying to reduce our CO2 emissions?
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    September 1, 2011 at 7:21 pm
    Dont you know we are orbiting the Sun`s atmosphere
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    Spider_sol Male 18-29
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    September 1, 2011 at 7:43 pm
    Why oh why couldn`t he just add in the side note that "massive" isn`t the best term as it means large and heavy (more literally having lots of mass) and solar flares are gaseous and therefore, relatively, not "heavy."
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    paperduck Male 18-29
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    September 1, 2011 at 10:23 pm
    who didn`t know this?
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    paperduck Male 18-29
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    September 1, 2011 at 10:36 pm
    spider_sol, it`s the largest explosion in the solar system, equivalent to millions of nuclear bombs going off at once. do you think jupiter is massive? it`s gaseous too but it certainly is very massive, well a large solar flare is like 10 jupiters.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17515 posts
    September 1, 2011 at 10:52 pm
    apedrana: I`m saying that fluctuations in temperature are not anthropogenic (caused by humans) and have been cyclical for millions of years. Thus, If humans aren`t causing it then we shouldn`t be enriching `green companies` at the expense of our economy, especially right now when our economy is in the dumps.

    Think of it this way, Does it make sense to buy expensive lobsters, when you`re living on food stamps, just because pork, chicken and beef are supposedly worse for the environment ?
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    MattPrince Male 40-49
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    September 1, 2011 at 11:41 pm
    Crakrjak. That`s like driving a car saying car-crashes have been caused by other things than having your eyes shut. There is no proof that shutting your eyes causes car crashes. Look I`ll shut my eyes whilst I`m driving...

    Environment >> House of Cards Economy
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    MattPrince Male 40-49
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    September 1, 2011 at 11:50 pm
    Spider_sol`s brain is not massive, but he is denser than a solar flare. Whereas a solar flare is massive, just not very dense. Everything is relative.
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    8BitHero Male 18-29
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    September 2, 2011 at 1:49 am
    Very nice!
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    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
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    September 2, 2011 at 2:19 am
    I love space stuff, especially when it makes you realize you are basically the equivalent of sh*t in the Universe.
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    CaptainPabst Male 18-29
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    September 2, 2011 at 3:29 am
    Mind = blown
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    Vimto Male 40-49
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    September 2, 2011 at 5:14 am
    How Big Are Solar Flares? Can`t remember, haven`t worn them since the early 80s.
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    paperduck Male 18-29
    1745 posts
    September 2, 2011 at 6:18 am
    crakrjak that`s what people were saying when they were dumping crap into rivers and lakes. how could humans ever disrupt it? well it turned out we can, we realized this when rivers and lakes caught fire or all living things died in them.

    Think of the atmosphere as a really big lake, it can handle more crap. we should now know that thinking it`s not possible for humans to disrupt its balance is naive. If we realize this only after an `ah ha moment` event where we realized dumping hazardous chemicals into lakes was bad, it will be too late, because we are living in this `lake` and there`s only one of it.
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    paperduck Male 18-29
    1745 posts
    September 2, 2011 at 6:22 am
    green companies bring more to the table than `saving the planet`. energy independence in the short term, renewable energy sources in the long term. which is absolutely essential because our current sources of energy will (not might, WILL) run out.
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    Durrell Male 18-29
    136 posts
    September 2, 2011 at 10:30 am
    @Cyberdyne
    no, we are smaller than sh*t to the Universe. Our sun, is nothing more than sh*t to the Universe.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17515 posts
    September 2, 2011 at 12:39 pm
    MattPrince & paperduck: We already have too damn many environmental protections in place, they are choking our economy and shipping jobs overseas because of them. CO2 is not a pollutant, the only effect it has is make plants grow quicker, which is a bonus to farmers and the rain forest.

    Sorry, but you`ve been scaremongered into believing there is a `crisis` that doesn`t exist. Plus, we are finding new sources of oil, natural gas, and coal daily, we are not going to `run out` of those sources within our lifetimes or our children`s lifetimes.
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    Mad_Gremlyn Male 30-39
    512 posts
    September 2, 2011 at 2:34 pm
    Dr. CrakrJak, Environmental Scientist. Ph.D from Doesn`tExist University of Nowhere, Notastate.
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    cyborg Male 13-17
    2790 posts
    September 2, 2011 at 2:36 pm
    this big *points at crotch*
  33. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17515 posts
    September 2, 2011 at 10:49 pm
    Mad_Gremlyn: I`d post all the links i have to prove that global warming is a hoax, but your cranium is as vacant as a singularity, so it`d be a waste of time.
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    WorldScott Male 30-39
    73 posts
    September 2, 2011 at 11:22 pm
    Heads up IAB. This is on the front page of Buzzfeed now.

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