In July 2012 two coronal mass ejections combined together to form a space superstorm. It was a near miss. Had it come a few days earlier the Earth would have been hit square on and the results would have been a disaster.
NASA explains the 2012 storm and the Carrington event of 1859, explaining what would happen if we were hit today.
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