In Pictures: What’s up with these solar storms?

Solar storms are raging, how will the impact Earth?

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These three images show the evolution of the coronal mass ejection from March 8. From NASA: The outer solar atmosphere, the corona, is structured by strong magnetic fields. Where these fields are closed, often above sunspot groups, the confined solar atmosphere can suddenly and violently release bubbles of gas and magnetic fields called coronal mass ejections. A large CME can contain a billion tons of matter that can be accelerated to several million miles per hour.

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