• Question: can you explain solar flares in one sentence ??

    Asked by wewanttim to Tim on 18 Mar 2018.
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      Tim Duckenfield answered on 18 Mar 2018:

      Imagine a slinky, which represents the Sun’s magnetic field, and you keep twisting and twisting and twisting the slinky until….. SNAP! This releases of lots of energy, just like a solar flare.