David Kirkpatrick

June 16, 2010

Massive space storm coming in 2013 according to NASA

Filed under: Science — Tags: , , , , , , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 5:46 pm

Via Kurzweil.net — This news a little daunting. NASA isn’t typically known for hyperbolic statements. OF course if we’re wiped out by “Planet X” in 2012 it’s a moot point anyway.

Nasa warns solar flares from ‘huge space storm’ will cause devastation
Telegraph, June 14, 2010

In a new warning, NASA said a super storm in 2013 would 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.

According to Dr. Richard Fisher, director of NASA‘s Heliophysics division, it could damage everything from the power grid, GPS navigation systems, major satellites, emergency services systems, hospital equipment, banking systems, and air traffic control devices, to everyday items such as home computers, and iPods.

Also see: How to survive a solar storm
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April 8, 2009

NASA on solar storms

Filed under: Science — Tags: , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 8:08 pm

A release from this afternoon:

NASA Science Update to Discuss Anatomy of Solar Storms

NASA will hold a Science Update at 1 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, April 14, to present new findings and three-dimensional views revealing the inner workings of solar storms known as coronal mass ejections. The data will improve the ability to predict how and when these solar tsunamis impact Earth, affecting communication systems, power grids, and other technology. The briefing will take place in the James E. Webb Memorial Auditorium at NASA Headquarters, 300 E St., S.W., and will be carried live on NASA Television.

  (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO)

  Briefing participants are:

— Michael Kaiser, project scientist, Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO), NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md.

— Angelos Vourlidas, project scientist, Sun Earth Connection Coronal and Heliospheric Investigation, Naval Research Laboratory in Washington

— Antoinette Galvin, principal investigator, Plasma and Suprathermal Ion Composition instrument, University of New Hampshire in Durham

— Madhulika Guhathakurta, STEREO program scientist, NASA Headquarters

For information about NASA TV, streaming video, downlink and schedule information, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

  For more information about the STEREO mission, visit:
  http://www.nasa.gov/stereo

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