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Sun-Earth Day 2008: Space Weather Around the World

Sun-Earth Day 2008: Space Weather Around the World

IMAGE GALLERY

The solar surface is like a magnetic carpet with small fields reconnecting to make larger ones  (Courtesy - SOHO)

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

Space Weather Fact

The largest, single, challenge for astronauts traveling to Mars will be to overcome exposure to solar storms and radiation.

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