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SOHO Captures May 16, 2012 CME

On May 16, 2012 at 9:47 PM EDT, the sun erupted with a coronal mass ejection (CME) traveling at over 900 miles per second. These two-to-three images taken by the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) show the CME cloud expanding as it moves outward from the sun. This CME is not Earth-directed. Credit: ESA & NASA/SOHO

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