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Coronal mass ejections and Earth's magnetosphere

Coronal mass ejections and Earth's magnetosphere
Coronal mass ejections and Earth's magnetosphere The sun occasionally throws huge coronal mass ejections – blobs of plasma and charged particles – toward the Earth where they can cause severe geomagnetic storms. The Van Allen Radiation belts lie in the Earth’s magnetosphere, which responds dramatically to solar activity. NASA

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