Scientists Warn Of Solar Storms

Scientists Warn Of Solar Storms

Scientists have warned that by the next two years, world might have to face a major power failure, and even the communication systems and satellites would have to face a major setback as a result of a huge scale sun storm.

Experts have suggested that sun in the past 10- years has reached to a position, which can be called as its peak, thus increasing the risk of Earth being hit by solar storms.

Mike Hapgood, a space weather specialist at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, asserted that the issue is being considered as a major concern by the governments. He further added that such incidents rarely happen, but when they do their after effects are disastrous.

He warned: “Solar storms are increasingly being put on national risk registers used for disaster planning, alongside other events like tsunamis and volcanic eruptions”.

He highlighted that there are 12% possibilities that a major storm hits the Earth after every decade, which means almost one solar storm in 100 years. Previously, such a storm was experienced 150 years back.

Major cause for the occurrence of these storms is that sun emits magnetically-charged plasma particles during coronal mass ejections. Millions of tons of such particles are emitted, which can overwhelm the planet very easily.

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