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Submission + - The Earth barely missed solar storm equal to the Carrington event

eclectro writes: NASA is reporting that in July 2012 that a huge solar storm crossed the path that the Earth takes, with Earth missing it by a week. If the storm had occurred a week earlier it would have at least equaled the 1859 Carrington event. It would have sent civilization back to the 18th century costing the world economy 2 Trillion dollars. A scientist has calculated that the odds of this happening in the next ten years is 12%.
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The Earth barely missed solar storm equal to the Carrington event

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