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SOHO Pick of the Week A CME Bursts into Space (October 30, 2001)

By SpaceRef Editor
November 1, 2001
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    These three images taken over four hours by the LASCO C2 instrument
    show a rapidly expanding coronal mass ejection (CME) blasting
    billions of tons of particles out from the Sun at over a million
    kilometers per hour. This is just one of a number of CMEs that
    occurred during the past week. The Sun, blocked by an occulting disk,
    is represented by the white circle. The breadth of view of the C2
    instrument is twelve solar radii or about 8.6 million kilometers.

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