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    The Sky is Falling

    Scientists say that our sun is going into a turbulent phase of its weather cycle that will last about two and a half years:

    At its angriest, the Sun can vomit forth tides of electromagnetic radiation and charged matter known as coronal mass ejections, or CMEs.
    This shock wave may take several days to reach Earth. When it arrives, it compresses the planet's protective magnetic field, releasing energy visible in high latitudes as shimmering auroras -- the famous Northern Lights and Southern Lights.

    But CMEs are not just pretty events.

    They can unleash static discharges and geomagnetic storms that can disrupt or even knock out the electronics on which our urbanised, Internet-obsessed, data-saturated society depends.
    Forecasters keep eye on looming 'Solar Max'
    Very Cool.
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    At its angriest, the Sun can vomit forth tides of electromagnetic radiation and charged matter known as coronal mass ejections, or CMEs.
    I know quite a few anti-emetics that might help!

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    I think it's rather poetic that this thread isn't super popular...

    I found the article very interesting, and, erm, a little terrifying.

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    The Sky Is Falling!

    I must go and tell the King!

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    Ashton Kutcher said this was gonna happen!
    The fastest thing out of New Jersey since Tricky Nicky in a Muscovian handbasket

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    There WAS an earthquake in Indiana this morning. Felt it in Dayton Ohio. Strange stuff.

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    Gee, and we just got Direct tv...

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    The sun is vomiting on me? That explains a lot....
    You should never write words with numbers. Unless you're seven. Or your name is Prince. - "Weird Al" Yankovic, "Word Crimes"

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    The rest of you can worry about Global Climate Change. I save all my armageddon worries for Solar Storms with a teeny bit of worry left for an airborne Ebola epidemic.
    ‎"You emerge victorious from the maze you've been travelling in." Oct 21,2012- Best Fortune Cookie Ever!

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    Anyone else watching the British series Paradox?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjblue View Post
    The rest of you can worry about Global Climate Change. I save all my armageddon worries for Solar Storms with a teeny bit of worry left for an airborne Ebola epidemic.
    Doesn't this mean that astronauts get irradiated by a solar storms! Astronauts hid deep within the body of the International Space Station, but still reported radiation effects and ocular 'shooting stars'. They are all going to get cancer Does "ocular 'shooting stars' " mean that their vision was affected?

    That's it, change of plans, I no longer want to be an astronaut.
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    I still want to be an astronaut. I want to be able to say "Shields up!.
    ‎"You emerge victorious from the maze you've been travelling in." Oct 21,2012- Best Fortune Cookie Ever!

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