A solar flare in 2012, will not destroy Earth

NASA claim — imagine, with some fatigue — that next year we will not see the release of a massive solar flare that could destroy the Earth.

To start NASA indicates that solar maximum does not coincide with the end of the world on the Mayan, nor on any other predictions, and will happen in late 2013 or early 2014. And in any case, all people over the age of 11, has already gone through one solar maximum and live to tell about it.

"Just the sun is not enough energy to send the solar sphere — a murderer on a journey, a long 93 million miles (150 million kilometers) to destroy the Earth," said NASA.

This is good news — but the bad news is that some solar flares can cause quite considerable damage. Although the heat of solar flares can cause damage on the way to our world, but the flow of electromagnetic radiation and energetic particles certainly can. This may temporarily alter the upper atmosphere, creating disruptions signal from, say, a satellite GPS.

Further interruption, coronal mass ejections (CMEs) can send bursts of particles and electromagnetic waves directly into the atmosphere. They can cause electrical signal at ground level, which can disrupt the electrical transformer networks, and could face a satellite-based electronics and cause malfunctions.

"With the growing technological world, where almost everything depends on cell phones and GPS-control not only the automotive maps, navigation and aircraft and the hours that govern financial transactions, space weather is a very serious matter," said NASA. "But the problem is as important as the hurricanes. You can protect yourself in advance, with knowledge, and to take appropriate precautions." Scientists from NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration warns energy companies, operators of spacecraft and other interested persons.

Source: infuture.ru.

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