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New Study Suggests Solar Storm in 1967 Nearly Caused Nuclear War
August 12, 2016

A new study reveals how a powerful solar storm nearly caused the Cold War to erupt into a nuclear struggle between the United States and the Soviet Union. Read More

A Perfect Solar Superstorm: The 1859 Carrington Event
March 14, 2012

The solar storm that hit Earth last Thursday delivered only a glancing blow, but in 1859 the planet wasn’t so lucky. Read More