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Solar Storms (2012)
Sun throws 2 CMEs toward Earth; GPS could be affected, but you're fine
Sun throws 2 CMEs toward Earth; GPS could be affected, but you're fine

The sun is throwing stuff at us again. A sunspot erupted Wednesday morning with a large, X-class solar flare that caused a wave of plasma called a Coronal Mass Ejection to shoot off the sun and come zooming toward Earth at the speed of 800 to 900 miles per second.  This material follows on the heels of another CME on Tuesday, so there are actually two waves of charged solar stuff heading our way.  If both these waves of solar material hit the Earth, scientists say you can expect to see some good auroras on Sept. 12 and 13. And NASA scientists report another, smaller flare from the left corner of the sun Thursday morning. "Hopefully that is a sign that some more...

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