Here's the NASA briefing. And a video:
Saw a couple of news sites deciding to headline this variously as: Sun unleashes stuff on earth, Sun declares war on earth (ok, I made that up), etc. If these headlines are indications of our self-importance, then we can surmise that the work of Copernicus, Galileo, Newton, Darwin, Einstein, and others to show our place in the scheme of things still has a long way to go. We are yet to acknowledge that the universe and the events in it don't give a damn about us.
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