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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. If the storm had occurred a week earlier, it would have come directly...

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. Since 1973, the chain of lakes usually averages 50% ice coverage. It's crazy to see the lakes so completely covered in ice, especially in the deepest...