Sun unleashes rare double whammy

15:45, February 01, 2011      

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The sun unleashed two powerful solar eruptions Jan. 28, 2010 in a spectacular double blast caught on camera by a NASA spacecraft. The twin solar storms occurred in concert and marked an impressive start for the 2011 space weather season. A video recorded by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory shows the two sun storms erupting from opposite sides of the star. Neither of the events posed a space weather threat to Earth or its satellites, NASA officials said. (Photo:

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