This animation shows both the X2.2 and the X9.3 flares that the Sun emitted on Sept. 6, 2017. The imagery was captured by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory and shows light in the 131 angstrom wavelength. Credits: NASA/Goddard/SDO

Have you ever wondered how important the Sun is to us here on Earth? Exactly what would happen if the Sun suddenly disappeared? Or what would we do if the Sun suddenly went out?

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