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Astronomers spot coronal mass ejection on distant star

Written by  Copernical Team Friday, 07 June 2019 15:48
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Washington (UPI) Jun 3, 2019
image Scientists have for the first time observed a coronal mass ejection, CME, on the surface of a distant star. Until now, astronomers had only observed coronal mass ejections emanating from our own sun, but data collected by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory revealed a powerful eruption exploding from the surface of HR 9024, a distant star. While surveying Chandra data, astronomers i

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