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Giant flare sweeps through solar system after powerful explosion, scientists say – The Independent

Such explosions could affect phone signal today, and help us understand the very beginnings of the universe

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The source of a huge flare that swept through our solar system has been pinpointed by scientists.
The discovery could help the understanding of gamma-ray bursts, the most powerful explosions in the universe.
Earth is hit by mild and short gamma-ray bursts regularly, on most days. But more rarely there are vast explosions, like the newly examined GRB 200415A, which bring with them a lashing of energy more powerful than our own Sun.
The flare seems to have emerged from an unusual, powerful neutron…

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