sunfell: Omega sign  (Existential Threat)
([personal profile] sunfell posting in [community profile] 2012 Apr. 22nd, 2009 01:43 pm)
Here's the New Scientist article that the Daily Mail riffed upon in the post below. Only the location has been changed...

Space Storm Alert: 90 seconds to Catastrophe

It goes into even more depth and detail than the Mail article does- citing why it might take years to recover from a major solar storm- things like the innards of large transformers are not simple to make or replace, and there are not many laying around as spares.
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