Stronger Solar Storms Predicted; Blackouts May Result

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: March 7, 2006   View Article

The next 11-year solar storm cycle should be significantly stronger than the current one, which may mean big problems for power grids and GPS systems and other satellite-enabled technology, scientists announced today.

The stronger solar storms could start as early as this year or as late as 2008 and should peak around 2012.

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