The sun is blowing magnetic bubbles of plasma off of its surface. Scientists recreated a mini solar storm with a massive amount of electric current that was captured by a high speed camera, as the condition only lasts a split second. Subscribe to Earth Lab for more fascinating science videos – http://bit.ly/SubscribeToEarthLab
Horizon: Solar Storms – The Threat To Planet Earth
According to scientists, activity on the surface of our Sun is ramping up. This activity increases the risk of massive storms of plasma. And what’s more, these storms will continue to happen for a number of years. But what are solar storms, what will they mean for us and our planet – and what can we do to lessen their impact?
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