Massive solar flare headed toward Earth, may spark celestial light show
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As long as the Earth has existed, solar flares have been sending doses of radiation to the planet's surface. “A worst-case scenario of an extreme event,” says Michael Hesse, chief of NASA's Space Weather Laboratory at the Goddard Space Flight Center in
A powerful solar flare is on its way to earth and due to hit in the late hours of Saturday, January 21st. Along with the fantastic light show it's predicted to display in the northern skies, the power grids across the country get extra attention from
by Nancy Atkinson on January 6, 2012 Here's a great look at a beautiful, leaping C2.2-Class solar flare from from the Sun on January 5, 2012. The Solar Dynamics Observatory captured the event and what's awesome is how SDO can video one event in several
In 1972, telephone service in Illinois was shut down due to a large solar flare, and in 1989 the entire Quebec power grid went down, affecting 6 million people on a cold winter night. In October 2003, a large solar storm swamped the sensors of dozens