On August 31, 2012 a long filament of solar material that had been hovering in the sun's atmosphere, the corona, erupted out into space at 4:36 p.m. EDT. The coronal mass ejection, or CME, traveled at over 900 miles per second. The CME did not travel directly toward Earth, but did connect with Earth's magnetic environment, or magnetosphere, causing aurora to appear on the night of Monday, September 3.
The image above includes an image of Earth to show the size of the CME compared to the size of Earth.
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A lovely one-minute time-lapse video of our magnificent galaxy rising over the Paranal observatory. Photographer: Stéphane Guisard
- Stanford UniversityBusiness, 2011 - present
- University of OklahomaEconomics, 2004 - 2008
I was born in the shanty town of Cite Soleil, Haiti, which is in the Port-au-Prince metro. I grew up with my father, who was a baggage handler at the Toussaint Louverture International Airport. I never knew my mother.
Like everyone else here, I'm starting a company.
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