NASA probes survive solar eruptions

04/28/2013 | Space.com

NASA's Messenger and Stereo-A space probes are safe after encountering three solar eruptions as they passed near the sun. The coronal mass ejections sent plasma and charged particles near the probes and could have disrupted their operation. "These spacecraft, while they certainly can be affected by spaceweather, they're generally made to withstand reasonable amounts of radiation," said NASA's C. Alex Young.

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