A giant sunspot that's at least six times the diameter of Earth has formed on the sun in less than 48 hours

A giant sunspot that's at least six times the diameter of Earth has formed on the sun in less than 48 hours


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Comment by truth on February 21, 2013 at 9:45am

According to a news release, scientists from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory watched the sunspot rapidly grow on February 19 and 20. The agency says it could even be larger than six times the diameter of Earth "since the spot lies on a sphere not a flat disk."

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