National Geographic Channel Naked Science

Season 6 Episode 1

Solar Storm

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Feb 05, 2009 on National Geographic
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Solar Storm
Solar storms, disruptions of the complex magnetic fields on the Sun, cause serious problems on Earth. One storm approximately 150 years ago fried telegraph lines around the world. Another in 1989 resulted in a massive power blackout in Canada. Implementing a Japanese satellite trained on the Sun's surface, scientists are hoping they can predict when and where the next big one will erupt.moreless

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