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The $8.5m Race to Protect Planes From Cosmic Rays

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Plane flying in front of moon

A passenger aircraft silhouetted against the moon makes its final approach at Heathrow Airport, London.

Credit: Toby Melville/Reuters

It's an invisible, but looming threat from outer space: distant cosmic events that can cause a computer, or even an aircraft, to crash here on Earth.

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