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Coronal mass ejections

Coronal mass ejections

CME observed by LASCO C2 –An image sequence over two hours of a large coronal mass ejection 20 March 2000 taken by the LASCO C2 instrument. In this sequence a CME blasts into space a billion tons of particles traveling millions of miles an hour. This CME was not headed towards Earth, though sometimes they are… “Courtesy of SOHO/[instrument] consortium. SOHO is a project of international cooperation between ESA and NASA.”

Courtesy of SOHO/LASCO consortium. SOHO is a project of international cooperation between ESA and NASA.