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Fraser
2005-Sep-10, 09:34 AM
SUMMARY: Scientists have used data from the SOHO spacecraft to build a 3D view of Coronal Mass Ejections (CMEs). CMEs are the most powerful explosions in the Solar System, and scientists believe they're caused when magnetic lines on the Sun get so tangled they "snap" back into position. This throws out millions of tones of electrified gas - sometimes directly towards the Earth, causing disruptions and beautiful auroras. The team viewed CMEs with SOHO, and found that the electrical field changed the light so that the 3D structure could be rebuilt on a computer.

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2005-Sep-10, 11:17 AM
The SOHO spacecraft has constantly brought us some great results