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Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Solar Storm is Impacting Earth Right Now
Right now a strong storm is taking place on the sun that is releasing solar flares and photons that are bombarding the Earth. On Sunday night, the sun released a coronal mass ejection which is magnetic energy stored in the suns atmosphere. This eruption caused electromagnetic radiation, radiation in the form of protons and finally plasma to be released into space, some of which is hitting Earth. The plasma may cause some problems on Earth by interrupting satellite communications and affecting some aircraft traveling near the poles. This storm is considerably weaker than the a storm in 1989 which caused a massive blackout in Quebec. A...