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  • Rapper Lil Peep found dead on tour bus in Tucson

    Rapper Lil Peep found dead on tour bus in Tucson

    Thursday, November 16 2017 4:33 PM EST2017-11-16 21:33:28 GMT
    (Source: Wikimedia Commons)(Source: Wikimedia Commons)

    Rapper Lil Peep was found dead in his tour bus outside of The Rock on Park Avenue Wednesday night, Nov. 15, according to the Tucson Police Department.

    Rapper Lil Peep was found dead in his tour bus outside of The Rock on Park Avenue Wednesday night, Nov. 15, according to the Tucson Police Department.

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    Tucson police arrest man wanted for October homicide

    Tucson police arrest man wanted for October homicide

    Thursday, November 16 2017 9:31 PM EST2017-11-17 02:31:23 GMT
    Mario Jesus Dorame (Source: Tucson Police Department)Mario Jesus Dorame (Source: Tucson Police Department)

    According to Tucson police, Mario Jesus Dorame, 43, was arrested on Wednesday, Nov. 15, and booked into the Pima County Jail on his arrest warrant for first-degree murder. Police say Dorame had a relationship with the victim, 52-year-old Maria Escobedo, who was found deceased on Oct. 1.

    According to Tucson police, Mario Jesus Dorame, 43, was arrested on Wednesday, Nov. 15, and booked into the Pima County Jail on his arrest warrant for first-degree murder. Police say Dorame had a relationship with the victim, 52-year-old Maria Escobedo, who was found deceased on Oct. 1.

  • Mother, daughter die in fire after girl returns to rescue puppies

    Mother, daughter die in fire after girl returns to rescue puppies

    Friday, November 17 2017 1:29 AM EST2017-11-17 06:29:48 GMT
    Friday, November 17 2017 1:29 AM EST2017-11-17 06:29:48 GMT

    The 8-year-old’s four siblings witnessed their sister and mother running into the burning motor home.

    The 8-year-old’s four siblings witnessed their sister and mother running into the burning motor home.

A massive X-class solar flare erupted from the suns surface Tuesday afternoon, emitting solar winds at 4.4 million mph.  An X-class flare is one of the strongest solar flares the sun emits.  

Solar flares are explosions of hot gases that oftentimes create a coronal mass ejection, or CME, that can disrupt satellite communication here on Earth.

Luckily, this solar flare was not directed at Earth, so this CME shouldn't cause any major problems.  However, it is still close enough to create geomagnetic storms (auroras) near the poles Wednesday night. 

This is the peak of sunspot and solar flare activity, as the sun goes through an 11-year sunspot and solar activity cycle. 

Check out the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jukJsH5L-Ss#t=13


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