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Solar Storms, Flares, Sunspots With 'The Bad Astronomer' Phil Plait (VIDEO)

08/21/2012 07:50 am ET

What actually happens during a solar storm? How do sunspots, flares, and coronal mass ejections relate to one another? And what's the real effect the sun's violent surface can have on us, here on Earth?

I spoke to Phil Plait, "The Bad Astronomer," seeking answers. Watch the video above and click the link below to learn more. And don't forget to leave a comment at the bottom of the page. Come on, talk nerdy to me!

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