How Solar Flares Affect Earth (video) NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Share Print E-Mail Loading video... Caption A team of scientists investigated a connection between solar flares and Earth's atmosphere. They discovered pulses in the electrified layer of the atmosphere -- called the ionosphere -- mirrored X-ray oscillations during a July 24, 2016, flare. Download in HD: https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/12640 Credit NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center/Genna Duberstein Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.