Earth’s magnetosphere was briefly cracked after a powerful geomagnetic storm propagated from the sun last year. The blast was registered in June 2015 after a huge cloud of plasma released from the Sun struck the Earth at a speed of some 2.5 million kph.

Our protection from external radiation shortly disappeared in 2015, based on the analysis of data from India’s GRAPES-3 muon telescope, the world’s most sensitive cosmic-ray monitoring system. The impact of the solar storm caused the Earth’s magnetic shield to compress, leading to massive geomagnetic atmospheric anomalies. READ MORE