Old solar storm smashed Earth in the wrong part of the solar cycle – and scientists are worried

An extremely powerful solar storm hit our planet 9,200 years ago, leaving permanent scars on the ice buried deep beneath Greenland and Antarctica.

A new study of these ancient ice samples has found that this unprecedented storm is one of the strongest eruptions of solstice ever discovered and would have crippled modern communication systems if it had hit the earth Today.

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