UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) — A “huge” solar storm that struck the earth for thousands of years has raised fears of a similar event around the corner.
The ancient storm that struck our planet about 2,600 years ago was marked by a 1000 percent stronger than any solar storm discovered in the past 70 years, enough to destroy all modern electronics.
Small solar storms of modern times can lead to widespread blackouts in Sweden and Canada.
Although experts have previously warned against the dangers of solar storms, it has proved difficult to predict where and when the strike will occur.
To find out the frequency of such storms regularly, researchers at the University of Lund, Sweden, examined glacial cores and tree rings to find evidence of sunstorms.
They discovered that the planet was exposed to the impact of high-energy molecules in 660 BC and again in 775 and 994.
For those who were alive at the time, the only noticeable effect of massive solar storms was the emergence of northern lights at very low latitudes.
Had the Earth been hit by such storms of modern times, it would have wiped out power grids, GPS technology and computer networks.
“We do not know how many times these events happen, but what I would like to say is that we know they occur on a regular basis, so we have to increase protection against storms,” said Professor Raymond Moschler, who co-authored the paper. Solar “.
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