Distance between orbiting STEREO craft allows better imaging of coronal mass ejections
WASHINGTON — For the first time, scientists can accurately assess the size, shape and speed of massive flares as they leave the sun, allowing better estimates of when the flares might strike Earth and cause widespread electronic disruptions.
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