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Phil: Solar flares and CME's are all driven by magnetic reconnection. This is where the sun churns up the magnetic field that's inherent in it, and then it causes oppositely directed magnetic fields to then annihilate. But you can't just, just get rid of magnetic field, you just can't get rid of energy, you have to convert that energy and transfer energy to other things such as, plasma motions--accelerating the plasm-- heating up the plasma and also giving out more light.