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NASA experts say satellites and power grids could be disrupted in the next few days because of a coronal mass ejection.

The CME is formed when a massive burst of particles are released into space.

Officials say they aren’t rare but ones that hurtle toward Earth can cause major issues.

On Tuesday, the sun sent a burst of particles toward our planet.

NASA estimates the particles will reach Earth in the next few days, resulting in disruption to power grids and any services that use satellites.

Aside from power grid issues, the geomagnetic storms also cause stunning auroras in some parts of the globe.