Saturday, March 10, 2012

Solar storm revives end of Earth scare sentiments

IF WE believe the Mayans, then Doomsday is just round the corner and the world is about to end. Many people feel that it is the truth as there has been changes in the climate, sudden tremors as earthquakes and many more natural imbalances indicate that a large-scale disaster, out of the blue, can't be ruled out.
Adding to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) the solar wind generated magnetic storm on earth has intensified. As reported in The Times of India, the storm occurred in the Sun at 4:24 am on Wednesday. As per NOAA's Space Weather Prediction Center, the magnetic field orientation needed to cause strong geomagnetic storming finally occurred overnight, so although it got off to a slow start, levels have reached to what was predicted. This in turn would harm the satellites orbiting Earth, as it did in 1989 in Quebec.Shortly after the storm on the Earth, the European Space Agency's Venus Express temporarily malfunctioned, which is known as a coronal mass ejection (CME), but as per the controllers they have now restored the spacecraft to normal operations. According to them it is a major event that has occurred so far this year. Read More