A rare space weather event of the kind that could damage future satellite-dependent technology such as power grids and communications networks occurred at just the right moment on Mar, 17, 2015, according to a paper by NASA scientists published in the Journal of Geophysical Research. The NASA-produced video below helps explain what they learned when one of their twin Van Allen research probes passed through a shockwave from a Coronal Mass Ejection (an explosion of solar matter from the sun).
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