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

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Astronomers are predicting that a massive solar storm, much bigger in potential than the one that caused spectacular light shows on Earth earlier this month, is to strike our planet in 2012 with a force of 100 million hydrogen bombs. Several US media outlets have reported that NASA was warning the massive flare this month was just a precursor to a massive solar storm building that had the potential to wipe out the entire planet's power grid. Despite its rebuttal, NASA's been watching out for this storm since 2006 and reports from the US this week claim the storms could hit on that most Hollywood of disaster dates - 2012. Similar storms back in 1859 and 1921 caused worldwide chaos, wiping out telegraph wires on a massive scale. The 2012 storm has the potential to be even more disruptive.

"The general consensus among general astronomers (and certainly solar astronomers) is that this coming Solar maximum (2012 but possibly later into 2013) will be the most violent in 100 years," quoted astronomy lecturer and columnist Dave Reneke as saying. "A bold statement and one taken seriously by those it will affect most, namely airline companies, communications companies and anyone working with modern GPS systems. "They can even trip circuit breakers and knock out orbiting satellites, as has already been done this year," added Reneke. No one really knows what effect the 2012-2013 Solar Max will have on today's digital-reliant society. Dr Richard Fisher, director of NASA's Heliophysics division, told Reneke the super storm would hit like "a bolt of lightning", causing catastrophic consequences for the world's health, emergency services and national security unless precautions are taken.

NASA said that a recent report by the National Academy of Sciences found that if a similar storm occurred today, it could cause "1 to 2 trillion dollars in damages to society's high-tech infrastructure and require four to 10 years for complete recovery". The reason for the concern comes as the sun enters a phase known as Solar Cycle 24. Most experts agree, although those who put the date of Solar Max in 2012 are getting the most press. They claim satellites will be aged by 50 years, rendering GPS even more useless than ever, and the blast will have the equivalent energy of 100 million hydrogen bombs. "We know it is coming but we don't know how bad it is going to be," Fisher told Reneke. "Systems will just not work. The flares change the magnetic field on the Earth and it's rapid, just like a lightning bolt. That's the solar effect," he added.

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So NASA decided to give us news that the world is going to end in 2012, coincidence much? or should we be officially scared s***less. Well anyway lets first get a few facts straight before people start panicking. Solar storms hit Earth all the time, and they do minimal damage and the last big ones were in 1859 and 1921. Will one actually happen though? experts think one will definetely happen, there just not too sure how damaging it might be, it could do minimal damage, or in the most extreme case kill all life on earth. But realistically speaking this event proberbly won't kill as many people as you might think. What will happen likely is that the EMP Burst will knock out most of the worlds electircal systems.

In the years 1859 and 1921 major blackouts occured when this last happened. If this does happen again, and presuming its the worst one in a century it will proberbly shut off the internet for good. Of course thats what they said about Y2K which didn't do jack s***, but SOMTHING will happen I bet, it just wont kill everyone. But damn just imagine if all the electrical systems failed around most of the world? that could be the end of the finance sector as we know it, hell the internet proberbly won't exist for many parts of the world. So for example if the solar storm actually hit America it would render most electrical equipment dead, thats the entire western hemisphere.

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  • 12

    With the force of 100 million dollars?

    dr evil - massive solar storm to hit earth in 2012 with 'force of 100m bombs'

    • Dannyl
    • October 12, 2010, 5:29 am
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    bright side: if most people cant use the internet, think of how fast it will be for people who can! :D... this reminds me of that movie with nicholas cage "knowing" where a solar flare kills all life except a few children aliens take to repopulate a new planet. anyone else see it?

    - hightec October 30, 2010, 4:34 am
    brighter side: its only hitting the USA. Because europe is better xD
    - SkinnyBill October 30, 2010, 4:44 am
    yes and it blew chunks all over me
    - tbart2010 October 30, 2010, 12:09 pm
    Thats exactly what i was going to say!
    - MusicEqaulsLife February 16, 2011, 3:36 pm
  • 2

    Bloody Science trolls trying to cause problems ;)

    (this is gonna come back and bite me in the butt in 2012 isn't it?)

    • SuDoku
    • October 12, 2010, 5:31 am
    You've jinxed us now because you said that
    - jakematsui October 30, 2010, 4:37 am
    That's why I put the end bit.. I was subtly jinxing you all.

    *Insert not so evil laugh here*
    - SuDoku October 30, 2010, 9:04 am
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    What they dont know, is that this is actually the work of Queen Rita. She is sending this solar wave to "Make my monster grow!" But the radiation will instead bring about a Zombie/Putty Patrol apocalypse. My plan? Taking cover in a hardware store and arming myself with 2 high powered nail guns.

    No worries, I think the Power Rangers will take care of that.
    - CrazyJay February 16, 2011, 8:26 am
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    I call hax. just saying.

    • Bekenel
    • October 29, 2010, 11:19 pm
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    Ever hear of Yellowstone being a super volcano? It's eruption is well past due and if it is to erupt anytime soon, it will completely eradicate that of Mount Vesuvius (the volcano that erupted in 79 AD decimating the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum.) Maybe this eruption will occur in the year 2012? That would only further make true the prophecy of the Mayans. They didn't predict the end of the world, but more a new beginning. Which is what happens after a volcano destroys everything. New life begins. Just a thought.

    Possibly, there's about 50+ things right now that can happen in 2012, either the whole "global warming" bs... the volcano as you mentioned, this solar storm, terminators, jews coming into power, niggers fight back, anonymous actually gets off their ass and does something (yeah fucking right :P), Biblical Apocolypse (some loving god huh sending that on us...asshole) or w/e else cant think of anything atm as you can probably tell :P but yeah, this is just one of the many theories about 2012... I heard one from someone who seems to usually be right about this kinda stuff, that some sort of portals will open up to other dimensions that in doing so screws up the Earths magnetic fields causing earthquakes, volcanoes, floods etc... i like that theory the best because its awesome!!
    - Dragkyre October 30, 2010, 4:55 am
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    this about sums up my reaction

    also... destroying technology... thats a paddlin

  • 1

    life better not end in 2012 thats when i graduate and then all that work and studying(30min a day)would be for nothing.
    maybe sientists can make a giant magnet or something that would strengthen the earths magnetic field.

    • hightec
    • October 30, 2010, 4:39 am
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    better stock up on spam and shotgun shells.

  • 1

    AAAAAAHH we are all going to die

    • peace
    • December 30, 2010, 8:01 am
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    • SuDoku
    • February 16, 2011, 7:46 am
    jesus christ...
    - thekitkatkid February 16, 2011, 2:24 pm
    Well, we're boned.
    - SuDoku February 16, 2011, 2:25 pm
    LOL XD
    - thekitkatkid February 16, 2011, 2:27 pm
    Well fuck... any way im going to prepare incase of riots... you might wana do the same incase people find out you are hidin somthin...
    - SuperPost February 16, 2011, 3:45 pm
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