NASA’s Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) recorded a “coronal mass ejection” from the sun on Monday, providing an awe-inspiring view for space enthusiasts. A coronal mass ejection, also known as a CME, occurs when a large amount of solar material is expelled from the sun into space. This particular CME wasn’t directed towards Earth, so there is no major impact expected. However, CMEs directed towards Earth can cause geomagnetic storms and disrupt communication systems. SOHO is one of many tools used by NASA to study the sun and its activity.
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