Solar Storm Inevitable, Say Researchers
A report by the Royal Academy of Engineering in London has said that the existing society has made our civilization more prone to solar superstorms.
The scientists have predicted that high solar storm is unavoidable in near future. They have also added to the statement that a prediction of superstorm like this may be very late, approximately 30 minutes before it would actually happen.
Looking at previous studies, it has been said that the solar superstorms are inevitable and they would happen once in every 100-200 years. The scientists have said that the Earth has witnessed almost a near miss when the "coronal mass ejection" from the Sun was catapulted into the space.
Several electrical transformers in the Canadian national grid were disrupted when a minor solar storm punched the Earth's surface. Such solar storms were also experienced in 1956, 1972, 1989 and 2003.
The British Government has decided to organize space weather boards to reduce the impact of the solar storms. Antti Pulkkinen, a solar scientist at Goddard and at Catholic University in Washington, D. C. says, "We need a good group of solar and geospace experts, power engineers, and risk analysis experts, all working together in a coherent way".
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