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It was the biggest geomagnetic storm in recorded history. The eruption sent billions of tons of electrons and protons whizzing toward Earth, and when those particles slammed into the planet's magnetic field they created spectacular auroras of red, green and purple in the night skies - along with powerful currents of electricity that flowed out of the ground into the wires, overloading the circuits.
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The perfect sun storm - a remote possibility - could have great consequences on Earth http://t.co/zzAxyI4d2u

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