Watch solar material erupt outward at speeds of 1.5 million miles per hour [VIDEO]

June 3, 2014 6:16 PM

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CMEs disrupt the flow of the solar wind.

A coronal mass ejection (CME) burst off the side of the solar furnace on May 9, 2014, and became the first CME observed by NASA’s Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph (IRIS). According to NASA, CMEs are large bubbles of gas threaded with magnetic field lines that are ejected from the Sun over the c...

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