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Solar storm releases 1.8 million km per hour particles headed straight towards Earth

  • January 15, 2021

While this solar storm is not a cause for concern, some astronomers believe a major one could hit and in a world so reliant on technology, the consequences could be devastating.

As such, researchers have called for better infrastructure to monitor the Sun’s activity.

A recent study from the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, Russia, said: “A major solar storm could shut down electricity, television broadcasts, the internet, and radio communications, leading to significant cascading effects in many areas of life.

“According to some experts, the damage from such an extreme event could cost up to several trillion dollars and the restoration of infrastructure and the economy could take up to 10 years.

READ MORE: Solar storm: Space weather watch issued as Sun particles reach Earth

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