UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (OBSERVATORY) — Astronomers have warned that solar storms that cause disasters are “inevitable” in the future and will have serious consequences for all of us on our planet.
The report says the devastating explosion caused by radiation could hit us at any moment and threaten to cause widespread power outages and destroy telephone networks.
Our Sun regularly pumps explosions from highly charged particles, known as “solar flares”, although few are strong enough to disrupt life on Earth.
However, it is done almost every two centuries, launching an extremely powerful glow known as a “superflare”, toward the Earth.
If it strikes our planet, it will do serious damage to satellites and electrical networks, shut down computers and even scan bank accounts for people, according to scientists.
In the new report, scientists at the US Geological Survey, warned that one of the explosions may hit us at any moment, and there is no guarantee to detect the “super glow” in time, and this strong solar storm may hit the Earth in the next hundred years.
Scientists studied a powerful solar storm known as New York Railroad, which plunged large parts of the northeastern United States into darkness in 1921.
The team said that the repetition of the effects of such a devastating event “inevitable” in the near future, which is likely to lead to power outages and the outbreak of large-scale fires caused by the explosion of power lines.
Meteorologists wrote about the impact of the powerful storm in 1921: “The severe weather in space occurred between 13 and 16 May 1921, causing some technological effects and in some cases leading to devastating fires.”
“It was characterized by dramatic changes in solar and geomagnetic energy, as well as the amazing twilight that has been recorded in many locations around the world.”
Astronomers concluded that looking at how the New York Railroad storm struck could help prepare for a future super event.
Such information would be useful for “emergency managers planning how to minimize the adverse effects of future strong weather events,” they said.
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