NASA Reports the Earth Avoided a Catastrophic Disaster in 2012

sun flare - CME

Imagine that none of your electrical appliances work because you have no power. Or, you aren’t able to flush your toilet.

These are some of the potential consequences of a solar storm that occurred on July 23, 2012. The sun unleashed two clouds of plasma, known as coronal mass ejections (CMEs) that made up a solar storm that barely missed an encounter with the Earth’s atmosphere.

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NASA Reveals Amazing Satellite Photo of Mostly Frozen Great Lakes

NASA Reveals Amazing Satellite Photo of Mostly Frozen Great Lakes

You might be thinking, the Great Lakes frozen, it’s winter — duh. But this NASA photo from space shows that 88% of the Great Lakes are covered in ice, a percentage not seen since 1994 according to the NASA Earth Observatory.

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