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Sun Explodes! Target: Earth

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The Solar System -

 An explosion on the Sun Thursday is now headed toward earth.

 The blast was caught on camera by NASA's Solar Dynamic Observatory.

 The M-9 class solar flare hurled a faint coronal mass ejection into space and straight towards earth.

 Fortunately, it's not expected to cause any significant problems, however earth-directed CME's can damage satellites and disrupt cellular or internet communications that depend upon them.

 It may not be over yet, though. Scientists say even more powerful flares could still erupt from the same sunspot that shot this one out.

 For more information:  http://spaceweather.com/

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