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April Fools, Coronal hole faces Earth

Yesterday's article about NASA launching a satellite to close solar coronal holes in order to make human missions to Mars possible was of course the SpaceWeatherLive April Fools prank. It was entertaining to see all of your responses and a couple of you even fell for the prank. Great fun! If you missed the article and like a good laugh be sure to click here and give it a read.

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