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A HUGE “CANYON OF FIRE” JUST OPENED UP ON THE SUN

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Hot gases swirling on the surface of the Sun are caught in an endless dance of roiling plasma that occasionally escapes our star’s atmosphere 

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and gets slingshotted out into the solar system, with some of it even wreaking havoc with the Earth’s magnetic field. 

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A filament of that plasma escaped the Sun over the weekend, leaving behind what Space Weather is referring to as a “canyon of fire,” a deep ridge over 12,000 miles deep 

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and ten times as long — which, for those keeping score, is more than 13,000 deeper than the Earth’s Grand Canyon. 

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The canyon itself may soon blast fragments of radiation in the form of coronal mass ejections (CMEs) toward the Earth, according to Space Weather 

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Once this radiation hits our atmosphere, it could lead to a geomagnetic storm, a major disturbance in our planet’s magnetosphere.

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