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Massive Solar Superstorm Narrowly Missed Blasting The Earth Back Into The Dark Ages

As we blithely went about our lives on July 23, 2012, we had no idea how close we were to a Revolution-esque technology blackout caused by a huge magnetic superstorm from the Sun. The freak space weather was caused by a rapid succession of coronal mass ejections, intense eruptions from the surface of the Sun also known as solar flares, which sent a pulse of magnetised plasma hurtling out into space and through the Earth’s orbit. If it had happened just nine days earlier, our world would have been hit, potentially wreaking havoc with the electrical...

BREAKING NEWS: Solar Storm Arrives

The solar storm that’s been hurtling a billion tons of material toward our planet at two million miles per hour is now slamming into Earth’s atmosphere, NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center tells ABC News.