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How An Explosion From The Sun Could End The Digital Age

Pretty soon, the threat of an asteroid impact might be a thing of the past, but that doesn't mean the skies will be safe. Roughly once a decade, the Sun throws a series of temper tantrums capable of supercharging the Earth's atmosphere. These geomagnetic storms don't pose much of a threat to humans directly, but if we got hit by a particularly powerful solar storm, it could set our electrical infrastructure back centuries.

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    How An Explosion From The Sun Could End The Digital Age

    How An Explosion From The Sun Could End The Digital Age

    Strong coronal mass ejections wreak havoc with electrical systems. If a strong enough CME strikes the Earth, you won't be able to read this online page.

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