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Space Hurricane Spanning 600 Miles Captured Hovering Over Earth in 1st Sighting of Its Kind

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A space hurricane was captured hovering over Earth for the first time ever. Yes, they exist but they are completely harmless, scientists say.

A 600-mile wide-space hurricane was captured hovering over Earth for the first time ever. Yes, they exist but they are completely harmless, according to researchers from the University of Reading and Shandong University in China.

“Until now, it was uncertain that space plasma hurricanes even existed, so to prove this with such a striking observation is incredible,” said Mike Lockwood, space scientist at the University of Reading.

Scientists say that space hurricanes could be more common than we think in the solar system.

This specific hurricane took place in August 2014 but satellite images only recently recovered the image.

The hurricane lasted almost eight hours, the researchers observed. 

There is, of course, no rainfall from a space hurricane, but satellites could be affected, which would impact things like satellite navigation.

There is still abundant information to be collected from outer space but this is considered a major breakthrough.

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