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More solar flares to come, expert warns

Posted By admin On March 9, 2012 @ 4:24 am In Sci Tech | Comments Disabled

Hannah Furness
London Telegraph [1]
March 9, 2012

Space scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock said there could be another “five or six” major incidents in the coming months, where the sun emits massive amounts of matter.

The warning comes as the Sun enters the most active stage of its 11-year cycle, heralded by a massive solar flare being predicted to hit Earth yesterday.

Experts speculated there could be power blackouts, GPS disruption and huge disturbance to flights, as a cloud of charged particles arrived at about four million miles per hour.

In reality, the event passed peacefully with no noticeable effect to electrical, navigation or computer systems.

Dr Aderin-Pocock told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “So far there are no reports of damage but this is early days.

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