2 CMEs Just Missed Earth in 2012

July 26, 2014 11:14 AM

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2 CMEs Just Missed Earth in 2012

Two coronal mass ejections (CME) erupted from the Sun on July 23, 2012. It travelled in space at over 3,000km per second. But the ejections did not hit the earth.

As per scientists, timings have played an important role in averting the risk of the strike. If the eruption had taken place nine days before then earth would have been in the direct line of fire. Due to the strike, our GPS system would have suffered disastrous impact and power supplies would also h...

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