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How a solar storm two years ago nearly caused a catastrophe on Earth

By Jason Samenow

On July 23, 2012, the sun unleashed two massive clouds of plasma that barely missed a catastrophic encounter with the Earth’s atmosphere. These plasma clouds, known as coronal mass ejections (CMEs), comprised a solar storm thought to be the most powerful in at least 150 years. 499 more words

Few Earthlings Know They Survived a Solar Storm in 2012

(HOUSTON)– In 2012, the sun erupted with a powerful solar storm that barely missed the Earth.

The solar storm was big enough to “ 181 more words

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Here Comes The Sun

Today’s post comes from Congressman Loomis Beechly, representing Minnesota’s 9th District – all the water surface area in the state.

Greetings, Constituents,

I’m deeply alarmed, as I’m sure you are, about news of the latest unprovoked and senseless attack to be launched in such a careless way it could have had serious repercussions for a great many people. 681 more words

Congressman Beechly

That was a close one! Study: Massive solar storm barely missed us in 2012

(CNN) – “Here comes the sun” indeed, and it was just barely all right.

Two years ago, modern infrastructure came very close to a serious disruption. 366 more words

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Just What We Need - Something Else To Worry About

On July 23, 2012, the sun unleashed two massive clouds of plasma that barely missed a catastrophic encounter with the Earth’s atmosphere.  These plasma clouds, known as coronal mass ejections (CMEs), comprised a solar storm thought to be the most powerful in at least 150 years. 282 more words

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