Dr. Lika Guhathakurta

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NASA: Revisiting Our Vulnerabiity To Solar Flares

Addressing the near miss CME of July 2012
Saturday, October 25, 2014, 6:10 PM

Dr Guhathakurta returns to the podcast this week to discuss a large-scale solar flare that nearly hit Earth back in July of 2012 (a direct hit missed us by about 1 week), as well as to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of the warning system we have in place to alert us to such dangers, and the continuing vulnerability our system have to such an event. » Read more

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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

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Lika Guhathakurta

Lika Guhathakurta

As a NASA astrophysicist, Dr. Madhulika Guhathakurta (also known as Lika) has had the opportunity to work as a scientist, mission designer, instrument builder, directing and managing science programs and teacher and spokesperson for NASA's mission and vision in the Heliophysics Division. Occasionally, she performs all of these roles in a single day.