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Sun-Earth Day 2008: Space Weather Around the World

Sun-Earth Day 2008: Space Weather Around the World

IMAGE GALLERY

Model of coronal magnetic field and a CME  (Courtesy Tamas Gambosi, U. Michigan)

This image appears in the Technology Through Time article, #60: "Where does the Sun's magnetic field come from?".

Space Weather Fact

A major solar 'superstorm' such as the one in 1859 could cost $30 billion a day to the US electrical power grid, and up to $70 billion to the satellite industry.

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