Solar Storm Releases Waves of Radiation

Delta diverts polar route flights to avoid potential communication disruptions.
0:39 | 01/24/12

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Not a Felton but all around you here today kind of missive from the sun -- sun 93 million miles away after a massive eruption. On the sun's surface the most powerful waves of radiation and almost nine years a rock arrived here on earth. Traveling at a speed of five million miles per hour. Delta Airlines re directed capital complained that would otherwise have flown over the North Pole because no unsure -- solar flares can and erupt a -- communication and expose passengers to excessive radiation so they're still no real risk to humans on the ground.

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