Can NASA’s solar storm studies avert the ‘internet apocalypse’?

August 12, 2018 - A United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy lifts off from Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Sunday, .  Aboard the rocket is the Parker Solar Probe on a mission to the Sun. Delta IV launch

The emergence of an imminent solar storm has brought with it the remote possibility that within the next decade, people on Earth could be without Internet access for months. If the Internet fails on such a large scale, the consequences could be devastating causing billions of dollars of losses per day to the US economy … Read more

NASA’s solar storm ‘Internet Apocalypse’ alert explained

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Illustration via Getty Images This warning is not new, we have been told for some years that there is a strong likelihood that a powerful solar storm could potentially disrupt the internet for an extended period of time. But if you think; “Oh well, I could do with some time away from social media” is … Read more