Earth’s Might Not Be So Lucky Next Time

July 28, 2014 1:44 PM

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The Earth nearly got hit by an extremely powerful solar flare or coronal mass ejection two years ago. Most of the people in the world were quite unaware of the danger they faced on 23rd July 2012. The news didn’t make headlines then, but now after the revelations by NASA it has taken the world by storm.

The coronal mass ejection was a result of one of the strongest solar storms that occurred in nearly two centuries. If the flare had happened a week earlier than earth would have been hit directly. High speed charged particles would have hit earth’s magnetic field and would have knocked out power gri...

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