Violent Solar Storms Are Happening Closer to Earth Than Anyone Thought Was Possible

Violent Solar Storms Are Happening Closer to Earth Than Anyone Thought Was Possible

The spectacular solar storms that paint the polar skies in beautiful greens and pinks have a darker side: They have the power to wreak havoc on our electrical grid, communication systems and satellites. Now, a new study suggests that the source of these solar storms is much closer to our planet than previously thought.
Earth is shielded by a protective bubble known as the magnetosphere which blocks harmful solar radiation.

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