Monster sunspot threatens to unleash powerful solar flares

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Solar flare

Solar flare

NASA scientists spotted a dark hole on the sun’s surface that could send powerful solar flares to earth Wednesday. reports that sunspot is expected to launch a monster solar storm, which creates the flares.

Sunspots are caused by extreme magnetic activity. They are not expected to cause any major damage, but could have an impact on your gadgets such as cell phones and GPS devices.

Solar flares can also affect power grids and satellites.