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Solar storm could cause ‘internet apocalypse’

Tall Tales And other stories from the stranger side of life If you want to get to the end of this story then read it quickly because a new study has warned that once-in-a-century solar storm could plunge the world into an “internet apocalypse”. Once in about 80-100 years, due…
bubmag
September 8, 2021
Solar Storm

Hurricanes, Solar Storms, and the Fight to Keep the Power On

Earlier This week, Hurricane Ida swept through the southern US, hitting Louisiana and parts of Mississippi especially hard. The storm disabled the power grid across Louisiana, including heavily populated areas like New Orleans, and officials say it could be weeks before power is fully restored. It's not the first disaster…
bubmag
September 3, 2021
Solar Storm

A Bad Solar Storm Could Cause an ‘Internet Apocalypse’

Scientists have known for decades that an extreme solar storm, or coronal mass ejection, could damage electrical grids and potentially cause prolonged blackouts. The repercussions would be felt everywhere from global supply chains and transportation to internet and GPS access. Less examined until now, though, is the impact such a…
bubmag
August 27, 2021
Solar Storm

Rocket Labs, Berkeley and NASA Mars ESCAPADE Mission in 2024

Rocket Labs will launch a NASA mission to Mars. The Escape and Plasma Acceleration and Dynamics Explorers (ESCAPADE) mission will orbit two Rocket Lab-built Photon spacecraft around Mars to understand the structure, composition, variability, and dynamics of Mars’ unique hybrid magnetosphere. The mission will also support crewed exploration programs like…
bubmag
August 26, 2021