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Scientists at the University of Colorado at boulder and the National center for atmospheric research USA have proved that the cause of spontaneous explosions of sea mines during the war in Vietnam was a geomagnetic storm. It is reported by Gizmodo.
In 1972, the US Navy conducted operation “Pocket money”, which was mined North Vietnamese ports. August 4 members of the crew of the aircraft in the Operational structure of the group of 77 notice the explosions South of Haiphong. Only 30 seconds were recorded 20-30 explosions were also observed in 25-30 sections of muddy water, suggesting that the explosions were more. As the declassified documents of the Navy, U.S. officials almost immediately began to consider the version about the impact of extreme solar activity. However, it was unknown, could this factor does affect mine.
According to the findings of scientists, one reason for the sudden knock was that the mines were magnetic, that is they reacted to the magnetic field of the target. In the period from 2nd to 4th August in the field of MR 11976, where was located the group of sunspots, there was a series of flares and coronal mass ejection that reached Earth in 14.6 hours. The result was failures not only in mines, but the electricity and Telegraph lines.
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