The RAS assessed the danger of a plasma cloud ejected by the Sun
A large cloud of plasma ejected by the Sun will not harm the inhabitants of the Earth. It will pass by our planet, reports Vechernyaya Moskva.
Scientists at the P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences explained that it is not the fact of the ejection itself that is important, but its direction. The recently noticed plasma cloud will pass “very clearly by the Earth.” It will not come into contact with the planet and pose no danger to people.
The probability that the cloud will still reach the planet is estimated at 10%, and the probability of large magnetic storms is less than 1%. Earlier it became known that the Sun on May 28 threw out a plasma cloud. It was supposed to reach Earth in a few days.
Scientists have previously warned of the approach of extreme solar weather. It could jeopardize future space missions.