That Time a Bunch of Underwater Mines Exploded and the Sun Was the Only Suspect

Some serious space weather at play.

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Nov 14, 2018 · 4 min read
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By Neel V. Patel

Explosives going off without warning is bad news for… well, for everybody. So imagine the U.S. military’s alarm when, on August 4, 1972, it witnessed about two dozen or so spontaneous explosions in the waters off Hon La in North…

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