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Magnetic Storm Missed the Earth By 9 Days

American and Chinese scientists say that two years ago, only nine days saved the Earth from a potentially devastating magnetic storm hurled from the sun.Researchers from the University of California Berkeley and Chinese State Key Laboratory of Space Weather say on July 22, 2012, one of the most intense eruptions ever experienced sent a huge wave of solar plasma toward our planet at a speed of more than 2,000 kilometers per second. Luckily, the ignition spot was a bit off the mark, so it...

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