Researchers Find Link Between Solar Flares and Radioactive Elements on Earth

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Large solar flare recorded by the SOHO/EIT telescope using UV light. 

When researchers found an unusual linkage between solar flares and the inner life of radioactive elements on Earth, it touched off a scientific detective investigation that could end up protecting the lives of space-walking astronauts and maybe rewriting some of the assumptions of physics.

 

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