Nasa warns solar flares from 'huge space storm' will cause devastation

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Nasa warns solar flares from 'huge space storm' will cause devastation

Post by Strawberry on Sat Feb 26, 2011 12:43 pm

Britain could face widespread power blackouts and be left without critical communication signals for long periods of time, after the earth is hit by a once-in-a-generation “space storm”, Nasa has warned.

National power grids could overheat and air travel severely disrupted while electronic items, navigation devices and major satellites could stop working after the Sun reaches its maximum power in a few years.

Senior space agency scientists believe the Earth will be hit with unprecedented levels of magnetic energy from solar flares after the Sun wakes “from a deep slumber” sometime around 2013, The Daily Telegraph can disclose.

In a new warning, Nasa said the super storm would hit like “a bolt of lightning” and could cause catastrophic consequences for the world’s health, emergency services and national security unless precautions are taken.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/space/7819201/Nasa-warns-solar-flares-from-huge-space-storm-will-cause-devastation.html
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Post by Alaskan Girl on Sat Feb 26, 2011 5:54 pm

Ah, time for a good book by candle light! study And a cookout in the back yard.
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