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Space Science News home How do gusts in solar wind stir the aurora? Data from 3 satellites used in tracking space weather effect
Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs) are massive (10^14 to 10^17 grams) bursts of plasma that are ejected from the sun.
The Watched Pot and Fast CMEs If you've ever stood in front of a hot stove, watching a pot of water and waiting impatiently for it to boil, you know what it feels like to be a solar physicist. Back in 2008, the solar cycle plunged into the deepest minimum in nearly a century.
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The solar wind is a stream of charged particles released from the upper atmosphere of the Sun .
Heliophysics is all of the science common to the field of the Sun-Earth connections. This fast-developing field of research covers many traditional sub-disciplines of space physics, astrophysics, and climate studies. The NASA Living with a Star program, with its focus on the basic science underlying all aspects of space weather, acts as a catalyst to bring the many research disciplines together to deepen our understanding of the system of systems formed by the Sun-Earth connection.