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Piece of Sun Missing, Flying Toward Earth

A large piece of the sun has ripped off and is headed or way at 2 million miles per hour, according to Fox News Insider.

A large piece of the sun has ripped off and is headed or way at 2 million miles per hour, according to Fox News Insider.  Credit: YouTube
A large piece of the sun has ripped off and is headed or way at 2 million miles per hour, according to Fox News Insider. Credit: YouTube

A large piece of the sun has ripped off and is headed our way at 2 million miles per hour, according to Fox News Insider.

Although it sounds scary, according to the news source, it’s nothing to be too alarmed about. The phenomenon is called a coronal hole and develops when a “portion of its magnetic field fails to loop back onto the surface” Discover Magazine’s blog reports. 

Apparently, this coronal hole is larger than most of them that occur, which is what all of the fuss is about. When the piece of the sun collides with the earth, the biggest disturbances will be to GPS systems and satellite interferences, according to Fox News Insider. 

marina lawson August 07, 2013 at 06:23 PM
At that speed it should hit here in a bout 486 hrs. We did it leave? Look out for /aurora Borealis displays, should be good.

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