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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.

Powerful Solar Flare Wreaks Havoc On GPS Systems

Powerful Solar Flare Wreaks Havoc On GPS Systems Earlier this week Earth got slammed by the largest solar flare in 12 years.The classification system used for solar activity follows a relatively simple lettering order, followed by a number to denote specific strength.