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Coronal Mass Ejections

  1. Jan 21, 2005 #1

    Hurkyl

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    What would be the symptoms if a very large Coronal Mass Ejection struck the Earth? (I mean much stronger than anything we've observed)

    Would it be possible for such a CME to completely disrupt the Earth's magnetic field?

    I'm curious, because a random thought struck me while reading National Geographic (yes, a real hot bed of scientific fact I know :tongue2:) -- that CMEs might be responsible for the reversal of polarity of the Earth's magnetic field. I didn't know where to look, though, to reject this hypothesis (or support it, if the case may be).
     
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