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Violent sun throws fit, massive blast of plasma to hit Earth tomorrow

Tim Stevens
08.03.10
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Digg this! Coronal mass ejections (CMEs) are no laughing matter, but for quite some time now we've been livin' easy as the sun kept it cool. That changes tomorrow, when a massive CME will hit our atmosphere, flung asunder by that great CFL in the sky, which apparently spent much of yesterday throwing a giant, solar tantrum. Scientists are saying that human life will probably not be exterminated thanks to our atmosphere, but GPS and cellular reception could be a little finicky tomorrow. We can't wait to see the anti-sun attack ads from Apple.

Update: Twitter user d0mth0ma5 sent us this link to a NASA time-lapse of the ejection. Make your time.

[Thanks, Eric]

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