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An aurora spotted from the International Space Station.

Gigantic radiation storms have been pummeling Earth for at least 10,000 years and could strike again, tree ring analysis reveals

A series of sudden and colossal spikes in radiation levels throughout Earth’s history could have come from a series of unknown, unpredictable and potentially catastrophic cosmic events, a new study has revealed. Named Miyake events after the lead author of the first study to describe them, the spikes occur roughly once every 1,000 years or …

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Tree rings offer insight into devastating radiation storms

Tree rings offer insight into devastating radiation storms

A composite image showing a tree ring and flames – UQ researchers used tree ring data to model the global carbon cycle to challenge the common theory about Miyake Events. Credit: The University of Queensland A University of Queensland study has shed new light on a mysterious, unpredictable and potentially devastating kind of astrophysical event. …

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No.  5 Clemson storms back from halftime deficit, knocks off No.  14 Syracuse 27-21

No. 5 Clemson storms back from halftime deficit, knocks off No. 14 Syracuse 27-21

Clemson found a way to get it done. In a battle of ACC undefeated, the fifth-ranked Tigers found themselves trailing No. 14 Syracuse 21-10 at halftime. Nothing was going right for Clemson. The offense kept making mistakes and the defense gave up two long Syracuse touchdown drives. But things changed in the second half. Clemson …

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The aurora borealis could appear in New York, Chicago, and Portland on Wednesday, as solar storms crash into Earth

The aurora borealis could appear in New York, Chicago, and Portland on Wednesday, as solar storms crash into Earth

Eruptions of plasma from the sun are careening towards Earth and will likely cause a geomagnetic storm. That could bring the aurora borealis south to New York, Chicago, and Portland Wednesday night. Solar storms can be disruptive to radio, GPS, satellites, and other technologies. Loading Something is loading. Eruptions of electrically charged plasma from the …

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McLaughlin storms to weather-delayed Nashville pole

McLaughlin storms to weather-delayed Nashville pole

Delayed as rainfall and local lightning strikes pushed qualifying for the Nashville Grand Prix back by 90 minutes, street race ace Scott McLaughlin wasn’t bothered by the pause until the afternoon as he eventually rocketed around the temporary circuit to earn pole position. It was the New Zealander’s second pole of the year—his first coming …

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A Giant Sunspot Doubled in Size in 24 Hours, And It’s Pointing Right at Earth

A gigantic sunspot has swelled to twice Earth’s size, doubling its diameter in 24 hours, and it’s pointed right at us. The sunspot, called AR3038, grew to 2.5 times Earth’s size – making the sunspot roughly 19,800 miles, or 31,900 kilometers, in diameter – from Sunday (June 19) to Monday night (June 20), according to …

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