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Coronal Mass Ejection Cloud
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Coronal Mass Ejection Cloud

March 31, 2003
LASCO C2/C3 composite image series showing a CME cloud emerging from the Sun and an ensuing proton blast that struck the SOHO instrument on 5 November 1998. Protons accelerated to 10% the speed of light arrived at SOHO in about an hour, causing numerous bright points and streaks in the last two images.