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Impact! Coronal Mass Ejection Hits Earth

It's hard to imagine the magnetic battle that's ensuing above my head right now, but over the last few hours, a vast magnetic "bubble" of solar plasma slammed into the Earth's magnetosphere.

August 3, 2010
11:29 PM EDT
WATCH VIDEO: A solar eruption sends a wave of plasma hurtling towards Earth on August 1st, 2010. The event was captured by NASA satellites
TUNE IN: Don't miss the first episode of the Science Channel's "Wonders of the Solar System: Empire of the Sun."