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News Archive / Tagged: CME

  • Should we worry about geomagnetic storms caused by solar activity?

    Tomasz NowakowskiMarch 14th, 2016

    The Sun’s unexpected and unpredictable activity that takes place on its surface throughout the years tell us we should prepare for the worst. Huge explosions of plasma from the Sun’s corona, known as coronal mass ejections (CMEs), could one day produce extremely powerful geomagnetic storms that could strike Earth with enormous destructive power.

  • SOHO spacecraft celebrates 20 years in space with new data on solar eruptions

    Josh TallisJanuary 26th, 2015

    Cataclysmic explosions rock the solar system all the time, and most of humanity rarely notices. Such explosions are the subject of greater research as part of NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO), as scientists explore the phenomenon of these coronal mass ejections (CMEs). It turns out that even after 20 years worth of time examining the Sun’s violent weather – […]