2nd huge eruption from the sun hammers Venus

Earth’s sister planet Venus is experiencing a bout of extreme space weather this week after a giant sunspot, not visible from Earth, expelled an enormous plasma burst toward the scorching-hot planet.

On Monday (Sept. 5), NASA’s STEREO-A sun-watching spacecraft spotted a coronal mass ejection (CME), a cloud of charged particles erupting from the upper layer of the sun’s atmospherethe corona, emerge from behind the sun, SpaceWeather.com (opens in new tab) reported.