How a solar flare nearly triggered a nuclear war
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How a solar flare nearly triggered a nuclear war

In midst of increasing tensions, an act of war was detected.

A solar flare, like this one captured in 2012, jammed missile-detection systems in May 1967. Luckily, the US Air Force could tell it was a natural phenomenon – not an act of war. Credit: Universal History Archive / UIG / Getty Images
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