The underlying dynamics of solar processes are a topic of considerable interest, because the events on the surface of the Sun directly affect the environment of our planet. Certain ‘storms’ that erupt in the outer layers of the Sun can propel masses of electrically charged plasma into the solar system. If the path of that material crosses Earth’s orbit, it can disrupt our societal electronic and satellite resources. Observing and analyzing these events is a first step toward predicting them and hardening our equipment against them. This work reviews how solar scientists collect and view this data on coronal mass ejections.
"Coronal Mass Ejections,"
American Journal of Rising Scholar Activities: Vol. 2
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