IN 1967, THE SUN HEATED UP THE COLD WAR
Five years after the Cuban Missile crisis brought the Soviet Union and the United States to the brink of war, another event occurred that brought the two superpowers once again to the brink.
This event didn’t involve military movements, covert intelligence, or revolution. Instead, a war nearly started because of a storm on the sun.
In a paper published in Space Weather, researchers describe the impact of the 1967 storm on national security, and the space weather alert system in the United States.