‘Space hurricane’ spotted above the North Pole, study says

For the first time, scientists have spotted what they’re calling a “space hurricane” spinning above the North Pole, according to a new study. The roughly 600-mile-wide swirling mass of plasma was located several hundred miles above the North Pole, and “rained” electrons instead of water, according to the study.

Until now, it was uncertain that space hurricanes even existed, “so to prove this with such a striking observation is incredible,” said study co-author Mike Lockwood, a space scientist at the University of Reading in the U.K., in a statement.

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