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

Tim Stevens
T. Stevens|08.03.10

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