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Norwegian multimedia journalist Per Byhring made a video in collaboration with the physics department at the University of Oslo explaining how solar storms travel through space -- sometimes at speeds of over 8 million kilometers an hour -- and become magnificent light shows visible from the poles of the Earth.

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