An enormous solar storm of radiation is currently bombarding the planet, but so far it has created few disruptions. The wave of plasma and solar radiation striking Earth was spawned by two massive solar flares thrown off by the sun on Tuesday.
The two powerful solar flares launched a blast wave of plasma and charged particles directly toward Earth. The coronal mass ejection, or CME, travelled at a wild 4 million mph, slamming the planet early Thursday morning. The march 2012 solar storm is the largest in the past five years.
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