CME – Coronal mass ejection – Eruptions on the Sun

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CME – Coronal mass ejection – Eruptions on the Sun

CME – Coronal mass ejection – Every second the Sun emits around two million tons of particulate matter – or at least that’s usually the case. In the atmosphere, however, sometimes there are enormous eruptions from the corona (Coronal Mass Eruptions, CME). These types of hurricanes are among the most spectacular phenomena in our part universe . In the process, the Sun loses much more weight than usual. The speed of winds reaches even 10 million / h. CME is a cloud of gas built of electrically charged particles (physicists call it plasma gas). Plasma hurricanes can reach Earth and call the so-called geomagnetic storms that affect electronic devices, causing short circuits and equipment damage.

It is impossible to predict how dangerous it can be for satellites. The Internet and computer-controlled objects, such as nuclear power plants. The last really strong solar storm took place in the telegraph age, i.e. long before the appearance of PCs. Although astronomers are constantly observing the behavior of the Sun, they can anticipate it only slightly ahead of time. This means that in the future we will have at least 24 hours to disable all sensitive systems (even those in nuclear power plants) and secure computers. But geomagnetic storms are not the only problem facing us by the most important star …

Io – most active volcanically object of Solar System

Io most active volcanically - Io - Jupiter's moon

Io – most active volcanically object of Solar System

Io most active volcanically – There is, on the same conditions as in hell. It is the most active volcanically object in the Solar System. Throws tons of sulfur, so its poor atmosphere composed predominantly of sulfur dioxide. On the colored surface of Io erupts approx. 400 volcanoes. And it plays an important role in shaping the magnetosphere of Jupiter.

Vesuvius remains active – Volcano near Naples

Vesuvius remains active

Vesuvius remains active – Volcano near Naples

Vesuvius remains active – Located on the west coast of Italy, near Naples. It is known mainly due to the eruption in 79 A.D. Wherein the layers of volcanic ash killed all the inhabitants of Pompeii and Herculaneum. An eruption was documented by the Roman writer and lawyer Pliny the Younger. He watched the eruption of Mount Vesuvius from the city of Misenum approx. 21 km from Pompeii and described it in his letters to Tacitus.