High energy articles spraying from a hole in the Sun may trigger the aurora borealis south of Chicago and New York

You read the headline right: There is indeed a “hole” in the Sun.

To be more precise, there’s an area where the density of plasma in the solar atmosphere, or corona, is much lower than the surroundings, creating a dark splotch on the Sun’s face.

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Called a “coronal hole,” it’s a region where magnetic field lines are open. This allows a stream of charged particles to spray out into space. And as the video linked from the image above sho

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