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The Sun's biggest blasts

Although solar activity currently may be in the doldrums, a coronal mass ejection could erupt at any time.
CME November 4, 2003
The Sun blasted a torrent of charged particles into space at about 1,425 miles (2,300 kilometers) per second.
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Bruce Dorminey explored the dynamics of the Sun and other stars in "Is the Sun an oddball star?" The conclusion: maybe. Although astronomers have long thought that the Sun is an ordinary star, they have had a hard time finding many stars similar to it.

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