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Solar Activity Increases Odds of Disruptions on Earth

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Image provided by NASA shows a solar flare early Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011, the largest in five years.

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The sun has entered a cycle of increasingly powerful flares and eruptions, catapulting to Earth high-energy particles capable of wreaking havoc on electronic and communication systems that support our high-tech civilization.

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