Cold-War Era Blasts Impacted Space Weather | Video

By Staff | May 17, 2017 04:38pm ET

According to recently declassified data, U.S. and Soviet high-altitude nuclear explosion tests from 1958 to 1962 caused space weather effects more usually sparked by the sun’s activity — like auroras at the equator, strain on utility grids and satellite malfunctions.


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