Sun Explodes! Target: Earth

{}An explosion on the Sun Thursday is now headed toward earth.

{}The blast was caught on camera by NASA's Solar Dynamic Observatory.

{}The M-9 class solar flare hurled a faint coronal mass ejection into space and straight towards earth.

{}Fortunately, it's not expected to cause any significant problems, however earth-directed CME's can damage satellites and disrupt cellular or internet communications that depend upon them.

{}It may not be over yet, though. Scientists say even more powerful flares could still erupt from the same sunspot that shot this one out.

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