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Space invasion: Solar storms pose critical threat to internet, US infrastructure

Space invasion: Solar storms pose critical threat to internet, US infrastructure Even moderate geomagnetic storms cause significant damage or accelerate failures in equipment.During solar storms on April 3-5 1994, major transformers failed in Illinois at the Zion Nuclear plant as well as facilities in Braidwood and at the Powerton coal plant.

A massive solar storm could cost the US economy $40 billion per day

A massive solar storm could cost the US economy $40 billion per day Now, a new study predicts that a worst-case scenario could cost the US economy over $40 billion dollars per day, and lead to a nearly complete freeze of manufacturing in key areas across the country.In 1859, the largest geomagnetic storm on record struck Earth.

Insane X-ray 'superflares' may have made Proxima b uninhabitable long ago

Insane X-ray 'superflares' may have made Proxima b uninhabitable long ago The hype train for Proxima b is impressive.Newly published research from the Goddard Space Center suggests that Proxima b might not be as habitable as we think.