Space Weather

For centuries people have observed beautiful aurorae in the skies, and as we have become a more techincally oriented society, the mechanisms that create aurorea also interfere, distrupt & sometime disable our satellite, communications & power systems. Strong geo-magnetic storms or electromagnetic pulses can cause problems in all devices that depend on electricity and/or radio waves to operate, and they range in scale from minor, per-device problems up to broad outages and failures of critical infrastructure that could last for months.

Again, ALL devices depending on electricity and/or radio waves can be affected, including your pocket AM/FM radio, GPS receiver, smartphones, airplane avionics, power grids, pipelines, cell-phone networks, public-safety radio systems, vehicles, and so on.

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