All About Solar Flares
Illustration of the super flares in the ionosphere

The information in this video was accurate as of the original publication date.

Audience: Educators and Students
Grades: K-8
Year: 2005


A NASA scientist explains solar flares and how they can result in X-rays that affect the ionosphere, causing an interruption in radio waves. He also explains how coronal mass ejections and super flares can impact communications on Earth. The scientist and students discuss efforts to study space weather.

All About Solar Flares
Duration: 5 minutes 01 second
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This video clip is part of the The Case of the Technical Knockout DVD that may be ordered from the Central Operation of Resources for Educators, or CORE  →.

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