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August 4, 2011

This illustration of the Sun-Earth connection shows a coronal mass ejection traveling toward the Earth with the solar wind. The lines are magnetic field lines. Such events can disrupt communications and navigational equipment, damage satellites, and even cause blackouts. (Courtesy NASA)

This illustration of the Sun-Earth connection shows a Coronal Mass Ejection traveling toward the Earth with the solar wind. The lines are magnetic field lines. (Courtesy NASA)