Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Severe space storm headed our way

Yesterday I mentioned a solar tsunami. Apparently the sunspot that exploded is causing more hassles for us.

A severe space storm is headed toward the Earth after a solar flare erupted from the sun. The flare erupted last night, sending a storm of charged particles our way.

The storm is due to hit the Earth tomorrow sometime. It could cause problems for satellites and power grids. Power grid managers have learned how to minimize the disruptions. Satellites might suffer reboots and damage. As a precaution, the astronauts in the space station have been moved to a protected area.

Here's a story about it:

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