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Difference Between Solar proton event and Coronal mass Ejection

  1. Mar 20, 2012 #1
    Hi All

    Whenever there is a solar activity two things are mentioned, SPE, CME and X-ray. Does anyone know the difference between SPE and CME? I couldn't find a descriptive or convincing answer on these two. What particles are associated with CME, is X-ray a part of CME? And what effects could these have on the spacecraft and what effects can the SPE have on the Satellite?

    Thanks in advance
     
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  3. Mar 22, 2012 #2

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