Sunday, July 31, 2011

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

I've been focusing a lot on economic apocalypse lately. A lot of people are also watching space. Particularly our sun. Ironically, 2012 also happens to be an important year in terms of solar activity. Prepare for all eventualities.

    London Telegraph -

    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.

    Scientists believe it could damage everything from emergency services’ systems, hospital equipment, banking systems and air traffic control devices, through to “everyday” items such as home computers, iPods and Sat Navs.

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