Moreton wave

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Moreton wave

(mor -tŏn) See flares.
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Solar tsunamis are produced by enormous explosions in the Sun's atmosphere called coronal mass ejections (CMEs).
TEHRAN (FNA)- A solar tsunami observed by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) and the Japanese Hinode spacecraft has been used to provide the first accurate estimates of the Sun's magnetic field.
Similar to tsunamis on Earth, the shape of solar tsunamis is changed by the environment through which they move.
Just as sound travels faster in water than in air, solar tsunamis have a higher speed in regions of stronger magnetic field.
This new capability will dramatically enhance scientists' ability to predict if and how these solar tsunamis could affect Earth.

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