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Can there really be weather in space? You bet. As steady as it may seem, our sun actually undergoes constant, sometimes violent change. The sun's activity creates a changing set of conditions in space --called space weather --that can and do affect us here on earth.

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Space Weather:  Coronal Mass Ejection: Artist's View (Clip)
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Mike Wiltberger, magnetospheric physicist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, narrates this artist’s rendering of a coronal mass ejecting from the sun and then impacting the earth’s magnetic field. Animation produced by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Project: Space Weather Research Explorer | Browse All

Date: April 29, 2005
Format: Exhibit
Category: Science in Action
Subject(s): Astronomy/Space Science, Geology/Earth Science, Art

Keywords: cme, coronal mass ejection, simulation

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