Fierce 'superflares' from the Sun zapped the infant Earth

March 10, 2015 2:28 PM

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Fierce 'superflares' from the Sun zapped the infant Earth

Our young sun may have routinely blasted Earth with gobs of energy more powerful than any similar bombardments recorded in human history.

Huge bursts of these particle and radiation "showers" ignited by these so-called "superflares" could have penetrated Earth's protective magnetic fields and bathed our planet's atmosphere, a new study has shown. Superflares, therefore, likely had profound impacts on the development of life on our pla...

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