Friday, August 27, 2010

Massive Solar Storm to Hit Earth in...Let Me Guess, 2012?

Yahoo India reports that a massive solar storm will hit the earth in 2012 with the force of 100 million hydrogen bombs. It's called the solar maximum - a period of greatest solar activity in the solar cycle.

As if we need more stress in this already stressful world ...

Massive solar storm to hit Earth in 2012 with 'force of 100m bombs'
(8/26/2010 ANI via Yahoo India)

"Melbourne, Aug 26 (ANI): Astronomers are predicting that a massive solar storm, much bigger in potential than the one that caused spectacular light shows on Earth earlier this month, is to strike our planet in 2012 with a force of 100 million hydrogen bombs.

"Several US media outlets have reported that NASA was warning the massive flare this month was just a precursor to a massive solar storm building that had the potential to wipe out the entire planet's power grid.

"Despite its rebuttal, NASA's been watching out for this storm since 2006 and reports from the US this week claim the storms could hit on that most Hollywood of disaster dates - 2012.

Similar storms back in 1859 and 1921 caused worldwide chaos, wiping out telegraph wires on a massive scale. The 2012 storm has the potential to be even more disruptive.

""The general consensus among general astronomers (and certainly solar astronomers) is that this coming Solar maximum (2012 but possibly later into 2013) will be the most violent in 100 years," quoted astronomy lecturer and columnist Dave Reneke as saying." [The article continues.]

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Well, let me guess, it is because of ... global warming! Right?


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