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Solar Storms (2012)

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  • Solar storm lights up night sky in Chicago area

    Solar storm lights up night sky in Chicago area
    A powerful solar storm lit up the night sky around Chicago with flashes of red and green typically confined to areas near the North and South Poles.
  • Major solar storm hits Earth, may pull northern lights south

    A severe solar storm smacked Earth with a surprisingly big geomagnetic jolt Tuesday, potentially affecting power grids and GPS tracking while pushing the colorful northern lights farther south, federal forecasters said. So far no damage has been...

    Severe solar storm surprises scientists, wows skywatchers with colorful aurorae

    Severe solar storm surprises scientists, wows skywatchers with colorful aurorae
    Two bursts of charged matter that spewed from the sun’s surface Sunday were forecast to sideswipe the Earth with minor solar winds late Tuesday night. Instead, they arrived in the morning as a severe solar storm that created dramatic shows of the...

    States work to protect electric grid

    WASHINGTON A huge solar superstorm fries hundreds of high-voltage transformers, shutting down the nation's electrical power grid. A hostile nation or a group of terrorists detonates a nuclear weapon above the U.S. atmosphere, raining gamma rays and...

    SpaceX blasts satellite into orbit

    SpaceX blasts satellite into orbit
    Entrepreneur Elon Musk's aerospace firm SpaceX blasted a government weather satellite into orbit Wednesday, but the company called off its much-anticipated attempt at landing its booster rocket on an ocean barge. The Falcon 9 rocket carried a...