NASA warns of horrific Solar Flares, might impact Internet and Power

US space agency National Aeronautics and Space Administration has warned that the Sun is expected to release more frequent horrific solar flares in the near future as it is nearing the peak of its 11-year cycle called the solar maximum. The solar flares are dangerous to Earth as the radiation it releases can interfere with our radio communications. 

The said storm impacts every electronic and communication system, it is capable of destroying the internet, and power supply, and is also capable of destroying satellites. NASA in its latest blog warned about the same stating, "Solar events will continue to increase as we near the solar maximum in 2025, and our lives and technology on Earth, as well as satellites and astronauts in space, will be impacted,”. 

According to the space agency, the Sun is going through the Solar Cycle 25, which started in December 2019. This time period implies that the Sun’s activity will continue to increase till it reaches peak levels during the solar cycle. Solar storms release coronal mass ejections (CME) toward the Earth. The CME leads to geomagnetic storms on Earth and affects all electrical infrastructure here.

Additionally, NASA also released a video of a solar flare event to show how it affects the Earth's communication systems. "With more CME activity comes an increase in space weather events including solar flares and solar eruptions, which can impact radio communications, electric power grids, and navigation signals, as well as pose risks to spacecraft and astronauts," the space agency added.

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