Scientists predict that by 2012 the planet from the Sun reaches the plasma bursts, which paralyzed all electrical networks. As a result, millions of people die. Electromagnetic catastrophe on Earth occur without any prior warning, and our planet is totally unprepared for it.
The most powerful of all ever recorded solar storms occurred in 1859.
Heaven was flooded with auroras visible in the far south, and located in the Caribbean, the magnetic compass arrows rotate chaotically, and telegraphs broken.
News Service looked for scientists who can explain these phenomena. However, the formation of auroras at the time the researchers still knew very little.
Namely in 1859. Great lights, all placed in their proper places.
On 15 October. published edition of Scientific American reported that "now is a clear relationship between the north auroras and electricity and magnetism." Subsequent work has found the primary cause of auroras. This - the sun going active processes. As a result, large plasma cloud released instantaneously destroy our planet's magnetic field.
Ice cores show that the burst-scale solar particles are rare - on average every 500 years.
But even the smaller storms, every 50 m. taking place, may to "bakes" satellites, disrupt radio stations to stop work and intercontinental connectivity.
In 1859. effects of the storm was not very painful, because our civilization developed technology at the time was still very young stage. If it happens today, it would greatly damage satellites, radio communication and the severance of all continents, disruption of energy supplies.
The evaluation of the price of such an event, it is clear the need for continuous monitoring of solar and improved satellite and power line protection.
NASA scientists with the U.S. National Academy of Sciences carried out a hypothetical scenario calculations: what would happen if the Earth's solar plasma spill splash hail.
At first people to see the sky glow, similar to the Northern Lights, but much brighter. Then stop running all the energy systems, transformers. No one perish in the attack and the Sun results are not immediately felt.
After some time, disruption of supply of potable water at work stations, oil pipelines and gas pipelines.
Independent sources of energy to work in hospitals for three days and then stop. Turn off the heating and cooling systems.
Researchers estimated that within a year of solar storms caused economic paralysis million Americans would die. The United Nations United States entered into the third world countries. Recovery in the global economy to be between 4 and 10 years.
These calculations exclude the possible social and political consequences of such catastrophes - wars, threats, and the flourishing of religion alike. Millions of people die from hunger and thirst.
Just remember not such a strong solar storms: 1989 in Canada over 9 hours more than 6 million people were left without electricity.
Scientists say that statistically the solar storms possible attack. So the question is not whether this will happen and when it happens. Estimated that in 2012.