Flashback — The CME that Shattered Solar Theory

In this special “Flashback” edition of Space News, we review one of the most remarkable events ever recorded on the Sun. In 2005, a CME reached Earth in just 30 minutes – that means it traveled 96 million miles at more than one-quarter the speed of light! While a NASA press released stated that the event “has shaken the foundations of space weather theory,” we still await evidence that solar physicists have reconsidered their fundamental assumptions about the Sun — assumptions that make such events inexplicable. But can it be explained by the Electric Universe hypothesis?

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