At http://phys.org/print277374125.html … we are informed a giant sun spot is slowly turning towards the Earth, like a cannon revolving around to point its barrel at us. It has the potential to blast a solar flare – predicted to be of moderate capacity.
At http://phys.org/print276969694.html … we have a supernova event, one that has beenn on the verge of blowing for nearly four years, but rather subdued in the nature of these things. What has been seen, and recorded, is a luminous outburst. In this instance, the brightness didn't match what was expected – so what was going on?