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Fraser
2012-Jan-24, 06:20 PM
Will you be seeing an aurora tonight? Yesterday, January 23, 2012, an M8.7-class flare erupted from the Sun and sent a huge wave of high-energy protons towards Earth and Mars, moving at about 8 million kilometers per hour. According to Spaceweather.com, the CME hit Earth’s magnetic field at approximately 1500 UT (10 am EST) today, [...]

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