An artist's impression of the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory spacecraft, which captured the eruption. (NASA via SWNS)

By Dean Murray via SWNS

A huge "doomsday" blast from the Sun this week could have knocked out Earth's internet.


A massive blast of solar material, known as a coronal mass ejection or CME, was detected on March 13. (NASA via SWNS)


The blast is known as a halo CME because it appears to spread out evenly from the sun. (NASA via SWNS)

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