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Mon, Aug 25, 2008

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (08.25.08): Coronal Mass Ejection

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Coronal Mass Ejection

A huge cloud of hot plasma, expelled sometimes from the Sun. It may accelerate ions and electrons, and may travel through interplanetary space as far as the Earth's orbit and beyond it, often preceded by a shock front. When the shock reaches Earth, a magnetic storm may result.

FMI: www.windows.ucar.edu/tour/link=/sun/cmes.html&edu=high

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