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Sun-Earth Day 2010: Magnetic Storms.

Sun-Earth Day 2010: Magnetic Storms

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An artist's sketch of a magnetar showing a portion of its magnetic field. (Courtesy: NASA/Chandra)

An artist's sketch of a magnetar showing a portion of its magnetic field. (Courtesy: NASA/Chandra)

NASA Fact

The fastest coronal mass ejection was recorded on August 4, 1972 and traveled from the sun to earth in 14.6 hours - a speed of nearly 10 million kilometers per hour!