“The sun’s activity waxes and wanes on a roughly 11-year space weather cycle. The sun’s current cycle, called solar cycle 24, began in 2008 and the star’s activity is expected to ramp up toward a solar maximum in 2013.” (Space.com)
“World On Alert For Massive Solar Storm” (Sky.com)
“Peak Sun Cycle Threatens Satellites, Power Grids from Space Storms” (Reuters)
“Solar Superstorm Could Kill Millions, Cost Trillions” (Economic Times)
“Why NASA Scientists Say Severe Sun Storms Could Destroy Life As We Know It” (International Science News)
“When It Comes To Solar Storms, We Don’t Even Know How Bad It Might Get” (Scientific American)
“Sun, sun, sun, here it comes” (The Beatles)
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“sun” illustration based on the actual july 19, 2012, M7.7 class solar flare image courtesy of NASA/SDO.
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