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Nasa Warns Solar Flares From 'Huge Space Storm' Will Cause Devastation

06/15/2010 11:12 AM

National power grids could overheat and air travel severely disrupted while electronic items, navigation devices and major satellites could stop working after the Sun reaches its maximum power in a few years.

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, The Daily Telegraph can disclose.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/space/7819201/Nasa-warns-solar-flares-from-huge-space-storm-will-cause-devastation.html

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06/15/2010 11:19 AM

Has NASA ever successfully predicted a CME years in advance? I know we launched a new solar sat., but is it really yielding data to make these predictions? We know the solar cycles, but assuming this one is going to be devastating seems like saying there will be a 8.0 earthquake in California in the next 3 years. Earthquakes/ solar flares, yes; huge ones causing devastation....???

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06/15/2010 9:22 PM

Well, they're not sure which year it's coming. Maybe 2011, 2012, or 2013. We had worse in '58 probably. All the cell phones, electronic ignitions, personal computers, and GPS satellites quit working for decades.

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06/16/2010 7:54 PM

Ha! Love it!

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06/15/2010 10:49 PM

That just about overloaded my bullsh!t filter, too.

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06/16/2010 12:33 PM

maybe you have the polarity of your meter leads reversed accidentally?

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06/16/2010 1:40 PM

I worry about that as much as I worry about global warming.

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06/16/2010 2:16 PM

I'm unclear ...... is it the ability to predict these events or the effect the events will have that is being scoffed at? I hope its the former and not the later.

http://www.ips.gov.au/Educational/1/3/12 and many others.

I was there in 89 ...... hmmm which is pretty close to 22 years ago, the cycle cited in the article.

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06/16/2010 5:40 PM

Actually, it will probably happen in 2012. Then all the kids' cell phones will stop working...it WILL be the end of the world! The Mayans were right!

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