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Strong solar storm could disrupt flights and power grids, Nasa warns

Posted By admin On March 8, 2012 @ 3:44 am In Featured Stories,Sci Tech | Comments Disabled

London Metro [1]
March 8, 2012

The magnetic storm, the largest in five years, has led to a ‘massive amount of solar particles heading towards Earth’, the Met Office also confirmed.

Commenting on the potential disruption caused by the explosion on the surface of the Sun, known as a coronal mass ejection (CME), a spokesman for the Met Office said: ‘Part of our role is to advise the government and relevant industries about the potential impact of events such as this, so we have advised the aviation and energy industries.

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‘Airlines may re-route planes from near the polar regions as that is where the storm would be most intense and the National Grid could also be affected, but they will take action to limit any risk.

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[1] London Metro: http://www.metro.co.uk/news/892482-strong-solar-storm-could-disrupt-flights-and-power-grids-nasa-warns

[2] NASA: Huge solar flare may disrupt power and communications: http://www.prisonplanet.com/nasa-huge-solar-flare-may-disrupt-power-and-communications.html

[3] Massive solar storm to hit Earth in 2012 with ‘force of 100m bombs’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/massive-solar-storm-to-hit-earth-in-2012-with-force-of-100m-bombs.html

[4] The calm before the solar storm? NASA warns ‘something unexpected is happening to the Sun’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/the-calm-before-the-solar-storm-nasa-warns-something-unexpected-is-happening-to-the-sun.html

[5] 2012 may bring the “perfect storm” – solar flares, systems collapse: http://www.prisonplanet.com/2012-may-bring-the-%e2%80%9cperfect-storm%e2%80%9d-%e2%80%93-solar-flares-systems-collapse.html

[6] Report: Chance of a Catastrophic Solar Storm Is 1 in 8; Would Take Down Power Grid, Food Transportation, Water Utilities, Financial Systems: http://www.prisonplanet.com/report-chance-of-a-catastrophic-solar-storm-is-1-in-8-would-take-down-power-grid-food-transportation-water-utilities-financial-systems.html

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