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(THE TELEGRAPH) — The earth could be hit by a wave of violent space weather as early as Tuesday after a massive explosion on the sun, scientists have warned.
The explosion, called a coronal mass ejection, was aimed directly towards Earth, which then sent a “solar tsunami” racing 93 million miles across space. Experts said the wave of supercharged gas will likely reach the Earth on Tuesday, when it will buffet the natural magnetic shield protecting Earth.
Scientists have warned that a really big solar eruption could destroy satellites and wreck power and communications grids around the globe. It remains unclear, however, how much damage this latest eruption will cause the world’s communication tools.