Sun Unleashed Two Big X-Flares As US Suffered Cell Phone Outages

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Sunspot AR3590 unleashed X1.8 and X1.7-class solar flares within a few hours of one another. Cell phone outages spiked across the United States around the same time but it is unclear if they are connected to the flares.

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