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Submission + - Early Earth embroiled in constant solar storms (cosmosmagazine.com)

An anonymous reader writes: A weak magnetic field and powerful solar wind stripped water from the early Earth's atmosphere 3.5 billions years ago and created stunning auroras, scientists said.

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