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Scientists Shed Light on Riddle of Sun's Explosive Events


September 24, 2012

visualization of the sun and magnetic field lines Four decades of active research and debate by the solar physics community has failed to bring consensus on what drives the sun's powerful coronal mass ejections that can have profound "space weather" effects on Earth-based power grids and satellites in near-Earth geospace. Full Story

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