On March 19, 2010, the Sun erupted, launching a billion tons of plasma toward the Earth in an event called a coronal mass ejection. The STEREO A satellite saw this from the side, and you can see the loops of magnetized plasma as they leave the Sun at well over a million kph. Blog post explaining all this: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2011/04/18/stereo-sees-an-ethereal-solar-blast/
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