Scientists in China have recreated in the lab a process the powers solar flares. Photo: AFP
Scientists in China have recreated in the lab a process the powers solar flares. Photo: AFP
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How do solar flares form? A Chinese team fires up lasers in a lab to find out

  • Scientists recreate the way the sun’s magnetic fields collide and realign to send charged particles into space
  • The work in the lab mimics powerful, puzzling processes previously seen by telescopes

Scientists in China have recreated in the lab a process the powers solar flares. Photo: AFP
Scientists in China have recreated in the lab a process the powers solar flares. Photo: AFP
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