7 Days Till Echoes: 11 of my favorite, terrifying places in the solar system. #7 Coronal Mass Ejections

  Coronal Mass Ejections (CME’s for short) are large expulsions of plasma from the Sun’s corona. Sometimes ejecting billions of coronal material in a fixed magnetic field, carrying an embedded magnetic field stronger than the background radiation of the solar wind. These CME’s can sometimes reach our planet in as little as 18 hours, while…