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An aurora spotted from the International Space Station.

Huge radiation storms have hit Earth for at least 10,000 years and could strike again, analysis of tree rings reveals

A series of sudden and colossal spikes in radiation levels across Earth’s history could stem from a series of unknown, unpredictable and potentially catastrophic cosmic events, a new study has revealed. Miyake events named after the main author of the first study to describe them, spikes occur about once every 1,000 years or so and …

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