Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Scientists warn of possible solar storm in 2014.


WorldWide Tech & Science. Francisco De Jesùs.


Scientists warn of possible solar storm in 2014.

An expert panel found that this phenomenon, more and more common, occur within the next two years and may affect global electrical systems and satellites in orbit.

Usually we are used to understand the concept of "natural disaster" in phenomena such as earthquakes, volcanoes, tidal waves and tsunamis. However, a group of NASA scientists warned of an event that is still contingency plans in the world, solar storms.

Solar storms are phenomena which have been heard enough in recent times but could increase with the years.

The panel found that by 2014 the world will face a wave could affect solar electricity systems, communications and satellites around the world.

This could be the biggest event in a cycle of 10 years in the activity of the star and, if filed, would be the first in more than 100 years.

Among the possible consequences that could cause the magnetically charged plasma on earth, is the melting of the electrical transformers in the world, damage satellites and communication systems.

The last solar storm of this magnitude occurred in 1859. At the time, the British astronomer Richard Carrington observed the large solar flare and timed the arrival of geomagnetic storms caused by the phenomenon to Earth with a delay of about 17 hours.

According to reports at the time, the solar storm was so massive that formed northern lights that could be seen much further south than where they usually are.

The question that remains for NASA experts is what the actual impact of a storm of this nature, taking into account the number of satellites in orbit and the effects of their damage globally.

Source: Universia Chile

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