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Nasa Warns of Potential ‘Huge Space Storm’ In 2013

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Low Ranked Craig writes “Senior space agency scientists believe the Earth will be hit with unprecedented levels of magnetic energy from solar flares after the Sun wakes ‘from a deep slumber’ sometime around 2013. In a new warning, NASA said the super storm could hit like ‘a bolt of lightning’ and could cause catastrophic consequences for the world’s health, emergency services, and national security — unless precautions are taken. Scientists believe damage could extend to everyday items such as home computers, iPods, and sat navs. ‘We know it is coming but we don’t know how bad it is going to be,’ said Dr Richard Fisher, the director of Nasa’s Heliophysics division. ‘I believe we’re on the threshold of a new era in which space weather can be as influential in our daily lives as ordinary terrestrial weather.’ Fisher concludes. ‘We take this very seriously indeed.’”

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