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CME Observations; 4/9/97 (rated as one of the top 20 stories at time of broadcast)

"Scientists await impact of solar matter"

"A cloud of hot magnetic gas from the sun is expected to
hit the earth's upper atmosphere shortly.

A solar storm was detected about 48 hours ago by the Solar
and Heliospheric Observatory, a satellite launched in 1995
to monitor the sun's surface.

The solar impact could cause communications interference and
a display of the northern lights.

Scientists are still calculating the precise time of the event."

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