Solar Storm In 2012 : Reports NASA

August 17th, 2010 - 7:09 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work  

August 17, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): It has been made official now! A solar storm in 2012 is in the offing. NASA has reported that the power source of our universe is going to unleash a tantrum like never before. Radiation from the sun will hit the earth and its surrounding atmosphere with such a fury that all the space stations have the possibility of being totally wiped out in the aftermath. This means that the power supply to the entire world will remain suspended and we would be unable to light up our interiors or operate our refrigerators. The impact would be even more far reaching when the lines of communication and other advanced technological applications goes out leaving the entire mankind helpless and back to the ancient ages.

While an event with such dreadful eventuality may be difficult to grasp, we need to remain aware of the fact that the sun does a complete flip every 11 years sending out radiations all through the space including towards the earth. We may have escaped the harmful effects until now, but are definitely going to be in for some hard times when the solar storm takes place a couple of years later.

The last recorded geomagnetic storm caused due to a solar flare up can be traced back to 1859 when the telegraph wires were wiped out completely. The degree of destruction is likely to be manifold this time round with human beings losing out on every front be it transportation, communication or power.

The NASA report is however not all pessimistic and it does say that while there is a distinct possibility, the earth may just manage to escape the consequences again in 2012.

The solar minimum has already arrived says NASA. The sunspots are not being seen anymore and there is virtually no solar flare either. The sun is surprising quiet now. Could this be a lull before the fatal storm? It is also being considered as the most intense solar maximum in the last fifty years. The prediction was made by Mausumi Dikpati of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) along with her team.

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