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Piece of Sun Missing, Flying Toward Earth

The coronal hole could cause some minor disturbances with GPS and satellite systems.

A burning hot chunk of sun is hurtling toward Earth. Photo Credit: File
A burning hot chunk of sun is hurtling toward Earth. Photo Credit: File
Written by Editor Morgan Delack

A large piece of the sun has ripped off and is headed our way at 2 million miles per hour, according to Fox News Insider.

Although it sounds scary, according to the news source, it’s nothing to be too alarmed about. The phenomenon is called a coronal hole and develops when a “portion of its magnetic field fails to loop back onto the surface” Discover Magazine’s blog reports.

Apparently, this coronal hole is larger than most of them that occur, which is what all of the fuss is about. When the piece of the sun collides with the earth, the biggest disturbances will be to GPS systems and satellite interferences, according to Fox News Insider.

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