Solar Flares Becoming More Frequent

Compared to its solar counterparts, the Sun has remained incredibly stable throughout its life, only varying its output by a tenth of a percent. While periodic solar flares and other cosmic outbursts are commonplace for these hot balls of gas, a storm too severe could cause catastrophic damage to Earth. Signs of these temperamental solar flares peaked in 2014, and while all we can do is watch, scientists are keeping a closer eye on our beloved Sun.