After being puzzled for more than 60 years, scientists at NASA have finally developed a theory that can explain how the explosions on the Sun take place.
This has also revealed how solar flares are born. According to the scientists, an explosive magnetic phenomenon called ‘magnetic reconnection’ is behind solar flares and every single solar storm that has struck the Earth.
Studies have shown that this phenomenon can trigger solar flares and release extremely high amounts of energy spontaneously.
The energy released is enough to power the entire Earth for centuries.
The NASA Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission (MMS) team has developed a new theory that explains how magnetic reconnection occurs
and how it happens so frequently and consistently on the surface of the Sun.