How our ‘boring’ sun could potentially wipe us out

We’re extremely weak on our little ball Planet Earth. And it’s nice to be reminded of that.

The New York Occasions makes incredible videos. This one, “Raining Fireplace / Out There” exhibits gorgeous footage of our sun, thought-about a “boring” star as a result of, so far as common phrases go, it’s pretty secure. Besides when it’s not.

Based on the video, photo voltaic flares peaked final 12 months, however are nonetheless “dangerously excessive.”

“Earth has escaped a direct hit to date,” says the narrator. “However scientists stay cautious. Everlasting wariness is the value of dwelling with a temperamental star.”

Watch and revel in:

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