Monday, August 2, 2010

Incoming! The Sun Unleashes CME at Earth


Earlier this morning, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) witnessed a complex magnetic eruption on the sun. The joint NASA/ESA Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) -- a mission sitting at the L1 point between the Earth and the sun -- also spotted a large coronal mass ejection (CME) blasting in the direction of Earth...We can expect its arrival on Aug. 3.


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Unknown said...

I caught that story too yesterday from another site. Are you a bit of an astronomy geek, too, Vincenzo?

I don't have any formal education, but one of the things I do watch is sun activity. I subscribe to a few NASA, space and science e-newsletters.

Vincenzo said...

"Are you a bit of an astronomy geek, too, Vincenzo?"

Yes it's fascinating isn't it?

Me myself and I said...

I was just reading this story about half an hour ago. Guess we on the same mindset :)