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NASA: Our Technology-Dependent Lifestyle is Vulnerable to Solar Flares

Understanding the potential impact of CMEs
Saturday, August 3, 2013, 10:45 AM

In 1859, a massive coronal mass ejection (CME) known as the Carrington Event slammed into Earth.

Fast-forward to 2013. Our planet is orders of magnitude more dependent on its technology systems. And a solar event the size of the Carrington Event has not recurred since. How vulnerable are we, should another one arrive? » Read more