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New Images Reveal Structures of the Solar Wind As It Travels Toward and Impacts Earth


August 18, 2011

first Earth-directed coronal mass ejection Using data collected by NASA's STEREO spacecraft, researchers at Southwest Research Institute and the National Solar Observatory have developed the first detailed images of solar wind structures as plasma and other particles from a coronal mass ejection traveled 93 million miles and impacted Earth. Full Story

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