Space invasion: Solar storms pose critical threat to internet, US infrastructure

Sun plasma
A new report on vulnerabilities in the US power grid sheds stark light on our ability to deal with certain kinds of threats. A coronal mass ejection of an equivalent magnitude to the one that hit the Earth in 1859 would cripple our infrastructure today, with some areas losing power for up to two years.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/161301-space-invasion-solar-storms-pose-critical-threat-to-us-infrastructure

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