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Monday, 23 August 2010 11:28

Solar storm could kill off electricity

Written by Nick Farell

NASA warns of dooms day
Boffins working for Nasa are a little worried that the entire world could lose all its electricity and computers in a huge solar storm which is due. Apparently the sort of storm that is predicted could be so powerful it may wipe out the power grid on the entire planet, according to the Examiner.

Similar storms happened in 1859 and 1921 and wiped out telegraph wires completely. If something similar happened humans would be left without transportation, communication, or power. This could have a profound effect on the world economy and hold us hostage in a power-less electrical gridlock. The current cycle of the sun has been projected by some scientists to be one of the most intense since record keeping began almost 400 years ago.

NASA has talked of the possibility of coming solar storms since 2006, and if correct, say an event like this could threaten to beat out the historic solar maximum of 1958. According to NASA, no one knows when the next super solar storm will erupt. It could be 100 years away or just 100 days. So it might be a good idea to have a battery back up and a few tins of fruit lying around to be ready for the coming doom.

Nick Farell

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+14 #1 SolidSteel144 2010-08-23 11:54
It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine. (R.E.M.)
+22 #2 yourma2000 2010-08-23 12:22
Mr. Burns had the right idea, block out the sun!
+5 #3 boobster 2010-08-23 12:23
-5 #4 Hoplite 2010-08-23 12:45
Old news is old, I think they worked out this could happen in the 1970's.

Still trying to get governments to do something about it is admirable though.
+2 #5 Stewox 2010-08-23 14:22
HAARP 2012
-4 #6 The_Wolf88 2010-08-23 14:31
So we'll stay without electricity ?!

I imagine who mother Earth will look like !
+1 #7 Reavenk 2010-08-23 14:38
There's already a documentary on that report that came out earlier this month.

+1 #8 alick 2010-08-23 15:17
on a plus side we can site in a deck chair
with a big doobie , look north and watch the grates light show ever ( no man made tech required )
-3 #9 canerpense 2010-08-23 16:02
I think blocking the solar wind wave is a great idea.

I am not sure if possible though, we could detonate thousands of nuclear warheads outside of our magnetosphere (not to damage it again, just like we did in 1950s...), in sequence, to block the solar wind and magnetic blast wave, atleast decrease their strength as much as we can...

We don't need a huge boom, many timed "tiny" blasts to reduce the plasma density so that our magnetosphere (our plasma shield) can deal with the rest.
+6 #10 FistOfGod 2010-08-23 16:09
You'll be out of the job, Nick. You and me both , in fact. Happy days?...

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