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A coronal mass ejection (CME) is a massive burst of solar wind, other light isotope plasma, and magnetic fields rising above the solar corona or being released into space. Coronal mass ejections are often associated with other forms of solar activity, most notably solar flares, but a causal relationship has not been established. Most ejections originate from active regions on Sun's surface, such as groupings of sunspots associated with frequent flares. Near solar maxima the Sun produces about 3 CMEs every day, whereas near solar minima there is about 1 CME every 5 days.
Coronal mass ejections, along with solar flares of other origin, can disrupt radio transmissions and cause damage to satellites and electrical transmission line facilities, resulting in potentially massive and long-lasting power outages.
Originally posted by pirhanna
OH MY GOD! WE"RE ALL GONNA DIE!!!
or not. What is this like the three thousandth freak out about the sun killing us?
At some point you gotta appreciate that we are still here after the last 2,999 posts regarding the sun killing us with CME's or crazy sun radiation.
I appreciate other opinions and certainly an interest in the subject but the repeated alarmist views of the sun are a bit much.