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In September 1859, the Earth was struck by an awe-inspiring coronal mass ejection (CME). Astronomers observed a brilliantly bright white flare emerging from the Sun, and auroras were seen as far south as Cuba and Jamaica. This massive solar event wreaked havoc on electrical equipment across the…
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The idea of traveling into space seems cool. Many of us have imagined becoming astronauts—or possibly the first person on Mars—at some point in our lives. Who hasn’t wanted to touch the stars? However, there are some facts that might have made us reconsider if our dreams hadn’t died off, anyway.…
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