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How A Solar Flare Could Have Wrecked Earth's Electronics

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Researchers say if Earth had been a week earlier in its orbit around the sun, it would have taken a direct hit from a 2012 coronal mass ejection. Follow Mikah Sargent: http://www.twitter.com/mikahsargent See more at http://www.newsy.com Sources: NASA http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2014/02may_superstorm/ NASA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkZE6lMV0H8&feature=youtube_gdata NASA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQvsFjse9yw NASA http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/spaceweather/#.U9JuZKhkXxp ExtremeTech http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/186805-the-solar-storm-of-2012-that-almost-sent-us-back-to-a-post-apocalyptic-stone-age NASA http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2009/21jan_severespaceweather/ Nature http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2014/140318/ncomms4481/full/ncomms4481.html Image via: NASA http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/sunearth/spaceweather/#.U9JuZKhkXxp
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Kain Weir (1 month ago)
Okay wow? 2012, wasn't that suppost to be the end of the world
I Love My Beard (4 months ago)
Oh just imagine most people without their awesome cellphones...they will fucking freak out! Hahahhaa.
Edward Elric (8 months ago)
The sun is basically a big ass ball of hot fire
suga / August D (10 months ago)
Word to my mother my guy, ain't nuttin gone happen to earth just gone be the same shit b everyday, all these hurricanes..... just that time of the year facts my nigga
BlockchainBoss (10 months ago)
Sept 06, RIP planet earth
David Butler (1 year ago)
ln 2018 a concept of a plaza ma shield between earth and sun will be set in place. it a simple idea it absorbs 1000 times it electrical needs per square inch like a jelly fish it can absorb it as plaza ma power and reduce it by 99'/. well before it hits earth send waves away from the earth .surprise science not aware of old tech. but if we fail steam engines and coal we be our tempury further.
DeadNoob (1 year ago)
Its funny how most people dont know what kind of apocalypse just flew by us in 2012.
MrSwitchblade327 (10 months ago)
DeadNoob apopcornlips?
I'm better of ddead if the internet is gone
JereFroFilms (2 years ago)
Call me crazy, but I recognize someone saying these lines at 1:08, but kind of in a "retarded" way if you will, and the clip of this person saying those lines became viral. I have a feeling this was a dream that I might have had, but I can guarantee that I haven't even seen this video before. Can anyone confirm or not that I'm losing my mind?
tonycdrive (2 years ago)
If the Sun is 93 million miles away?! And you can fit 107 Suns between the Earth and the Sun...the chances of anything coming from the sun and hitting Earth is...Never in a million years!!!!
+tonycdrive boy if you don't get
Unitato (2 years ago)
+tonycdrive fagot
Bepis Schultz (2 years ago)
+tonycdrive please tell me your joking
tonycdrive (2 years ago)
I believe in God, not science.
VacantTheory (2 years ago)
+tonycdrive then maybe you could explain me this https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/microsites/ostp/final_nationalspaceweatheractionplan_20151028.pdf Apparently they had a meeting a couple of hours ago discussion this very subject ;)
Stanley V (3 years ago)
civilization blaster
Barblegrabinz (3 years ago)
This is why they believe the world would end in 2012
Invader Joe (6 months ago)
Barblegrabinz you talking about the mayans?
Jake Henderson (3 years ago)
The Bible says in Genesis that the sun was made for SIGNS and for seasons. God is clearly giving us a sign by having a solar flare just miss us. It is by the grace of God that we didn't get hit.
TheMelopeus (3 years ago)
Of corse, what could it be?
Wes Anderson (3 years ago)
How tenuous the future is.  It hangs upon a thread and would so easily be thrown into chaos if this hit.  
Achilles Oden (3 years ago)
Any one notice how 99.9% of people never even knew until yahoo posted about it a few days ago. I was a .1 % :) Got solar panels they use up in space to generate power for my house. Hey just saying prepare for the worst hope for the best! I hope a event like this NEVER happens. Even though our people of power are corrupt inside with greed and $.
FinalLugiaGuardian (3 years ago)
Dang, so those doomsday preppers kinda actually had a point? Glad this did not hit.
Awful Walful (3 years ago)
Why talk about it now? Nothing will be done about it. At the time i was waiting with baited breath glued to SOHO.
You Don't Say? (3 years ago)
i hope one of these hits us soon
I Love My Beard (4 months ago)
Me too, most humans are getting greedier than ever before.
adam jacobson (3 years ago)
i dont give a shit about a solar flare hitting the earth it shall destroy us all it shall wipe out any kind of sin that humanity commits
IFIRIEIEIFOIRIM (3 years ago)
+djancak Yeah true.
Monty (3 years ago)
+djancak That's exactly why I kind of hope for the same.
You Don't Say? (3 years ago)
yea it'd suck but at least it'd force people to realize there's bigger shit to deal with than most of the petty bullshit we do day to day

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