Friday, August 27, 2010

Massive solar storm to hit Earth in 2012 with 'force of 100m bombs'

Melbourne, Aug 26 (ANI): Astronomers are admiration that a massive solar storm, abundant bigger in abeyant than the one that acquired amazing ablaze shows on Earth beforehand this month, is to bang our planet in 2012 with a force of 100 actor hydrogen bombs.

Several US media outlets accept appear that NASA was admonishing the massive blaze this ages was aloof a forerunner to a massive solar storm architecture that had the abeyant to clean out the absolute planet's ability grid.

Despite its rebuttal, NASA's been watching out for this storm aback 2006 and letters from the US this anniversary affirmation the storms could hit on that best Hollywood of adversity dates - 2012.

Similar storms aback in 1859 and 1921 acquired common chaos, wiping out telegraph affairs on a massive scale. The 2012 storm has the abeyant to be alike added disruptive.

"The accepted accord amid accepted astronomers (and absolutely solar astronomers) is that this advancing Solar best (2012 but possibly after into 2013) will be the best agitated in 100 years," quoted astrochemistry academician and columnist Dave Reneke as saying.

"A adventurous account and one taken actively by those it will affect most, namely airline companies, communications companies and anyone alive with avant-garde GPS systems.

"They can alike cruise ambit breakers and beating out orbiting satellites, as has already been done this year," added Reneke.

No one absolutely knows what aftereffect the 2012-2013 Solar Max will accept on today's digital-reliant society.

Dr Richard Fisher, administrator of NASA's Heliophysics division, told Reneke the cool storm would hit like "a bolt of lightning", causing adverse after-effects for the world's health, emergency casework and civic aegis unless precautions are taken.

NASA said that a contempo address by the Civic Academy of Sciences begin that if a agnate storm occurred today, it could account "1 to 2 abundance dollars in amercement to society's high-tech basement and crave four to 10 years for complete recovery".

The acumen for the affair comes as the sun enters a appearance accepted as Solar Cycle 24.

Most experts agree, although those who put the date of Solar Max in 2012 are accepting the best press.

They affirmation satellites will be age-old by 50 years, apprehension GPS alike added abortive than ever, and the bang will accept the agnate activity of 100 actor hydrogen bombs.

"We apperceive it is advancing but we don't apperceive how bad it is activity to be," Fisher told Reneke.

"Systems will aloof not work. The flares change the alluring acreage on the Earth and it's rapid, aloof like a lightning bolt. That's the solar effect," he added.