How a massive solar storm almost wreaked havoc on Earth – but didn't (+video)

July 26, 2014 12:20 PM

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How a massive solar storm almost wreaked havoc on Earth – but didn't (+video)

The event two years ago this week was the most powerful solar storm ever recorded. It could have triggered widespread power failures and wreaked havoc on satellites.

This week marked the second anniversary of the most powerful solar storm earthlings have ever recorded – an enormous eruption of billions of tons of roiling hot gas that hurtled from the sun at some 5.6 million miles an hour.

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