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Magnetic Memory: New model forecasts solar storms

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9:59am, March 8, 2006

Even at its quietest, the sun about once a week belches out a billion-ton cloud of charged particles and magnetic fields. When those eruptions are directed toward Earth, they can irradiate astronauts, disable satellites, and knock out power grids on the planet.

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