Astronomers find solar storms behave like supernovae

Researchers have studied the behavior of the Sun’s coronal mass ejections, explaining for the first time the details of how these huge eruptions behave as they fall back onto the Sun’s surface. In the process, they have discovered that coronal mass ejections have a surprising twin in the depths of space: the tendrils of gas in the Crab Nebula, which lie 6500 light-years away and are millions of times larger.

from Space & Time News — ScienceDaily http://ift.tt/1gR9czA

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