From the April 2010 issue

The Sun’s biggest blasts

Although solar activity currently may be in the doldrums, a coronal mass ejection could erupt at any time.
By | Published: April 26, 2010 | Last updated on May 18, 2023
CME November 4, 2003
The Sun blasted a torrent of charged particles into space at about 1,425 miles (2,300 kilometers) per second.

Bruce Dorminey explored the dynamics of the Sun and other stars in “Is the Sun an oddball star?” The conclusion: maybe. Although astronomers have long thought that the Sun is an ordinary star, they have had a hard time finding many stars similar to it.