Nevada Appeal at 150: July 3, 1957: Sun blast smothers radios | NevadaAppeal.com

Nevada Appeal at 150: July 3, 1957: Sun blast smothers radios

Mighty explosions on the sun are blamed for knocking out shortwave radio operation on Earth. Three photos made at high altitude by Harvard University and University of Colorado depict similar phenomenon, extending (bottom) 150,000 miles above the sun’s surface. Radio interruption lasted two days.

This continues the Appeal’s review of news stories and headlines during its Sesquicentennial year.