We Probably Don't Need To Worry About A Solar Superflare
The sun could release enough energy to cook Earth's electronics, but it's not very likely.By Evan Thomas | March 24, 2016
Superflares: They're just what they sound like.
Researchers started cataloguing them with the Kepler space telescope a few years ago. They're easy to spot, even on distant stars, since they crank out about 10,000 times more energy than normal flares.