marți, 9 noiembrie 2010

Solar shield to protect power grids from sun storms

- NASA has devised a new tool in the battle against massive eruptions from the sun: an early warning system to protect electrical grids on Earth from extremely powerful solar storms. Full story:

* Solar flares could paralyse Britain's power and communications, Liam Fox says... Discovery ( Aug 25, 2010): IS THE SUN EMITTING A MYSTERY PARTICLE?... LiveScience (29 July 2010): Antarctica Experiment Discovers Puzzling Space Ray Pattern...National Geographic (November 19, 2008): "High-energy electrons captured over Antarctica could reveal the presence of a nearby but MYSTERIOUS ASTROPHYSICAL OBJECT that's bombarding Earth with cosmic rays, researchers say"... Final Mercury Flyby Reveals Huge Magnetic "Power Surges"...Scientists baffled by unusual upper atmosphere shrinkage... As the Sun Awakens, NASA Keeps a Wary Eye on Space Weather... Scientists: solar activity could hit London 2012 Olympic Games... Something has exploded on the farside of the sun... Dr. Michio Kaku Warns of 2012 Solar Storm... Live Science about 2012, Solar Storm and NASA... NASA: Sun's Nemesis Pelted Earth with Comets, Study Suggests...'Blocked' jetstream to blame for freak weather in Russia and Pakistan, say scientists... Sun storm to hit with 'force of 100m bombs':