This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Earth and coronal mass ejection, illustration

Earth and coronal mass ejection, illustration

F020/5650

Royalty Free

55.3 MB (2.6 MB compressed)

5000 x 3864 pixels

42.4 x 32.8 cm ⏐ 16.7 x 12.9 in (300dpi)

This image is not available for purchase in your country.

Please contact your Account Manager if you have any query.

BUY PRINT

Credit

MARK GARLICK / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY MARK GARLICK / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Illustration of a coronal mass ejection impacting the Earth s atmosphere. These events, CMEs for short, are powerful releases of solar charged particles (plasma) and magnetic field, travelling on the solar wind. When a CME hits Earth, it can cause a geomagnetic storm which disrupts the planet s magnetosphere, our radio transmissions and electrical power lines. They can damage artificial satellites and cause long-lasting power outages. Humans in orbit are also very vulnerable to these events, whose high-energy particles are not shield by typical spacecraft.

Release details

Model release not required. Property release not required.

 {{ i.shot_duration ? i.shot_duration + ' ' : '' }}{{ i.shot_uhd ? '4K ' : i.hires ? 'HD ' : '' }}{{ i.spl_number }} R{{ i.license }}

  • Calculate price
  • Add to board