|Manu||Date: Wednesday, 05-August-2015, 2:33 PM | Message # 1|
MASS power outages, satellite disruptions and failure of transport networks are just some of threats humans would face if there was an explosion of the sun.
What makes this even worse is we would only have 12 hours warning to prepare for such an event.
This is according to the British Government’s Space Weather Preparedness Strategy report — a plan developed to outline what needs to be done to cope with a massive solar storm.
The report states the worst case scenario of severe space weather would be a coronal mass ejection.
In the case of such an event, the aura of plasma surrounding the Earth would detach, hurling high-energy particles and X-rays toward our planet.
To develop the preparedness strategy, researchers examined the Carrington event of 1859 — the last major coronal mass ejection to hit Earth.
“Generally speaking, the faster the ejection, the greater the potential impacts,” the report reads.
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