Solar Storm Hitting the Earth Increases Radiation Levels; May Disrupt Satellites and Flight Paths
Notice any of your smartphone devices or internet connections acting up today? It may possibly be the result of a solar storm, the biggest to reach Earth since 2005. Earlier a massive solar flare from the sun blasted a radiation storm toward our planet that scientists say can affect satellite communications and power grids.
Former NASA astronaut Tom Jones says this particular solar storm
may not bring down the digital world, but it should serve as a warning for a more destructible one to occur in the next few years. He says during the week astronauts are restricted from doing space walks, and planes flying over the polar regions are at risk for increased levels of radiation therefore some flights are being rerouted.
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