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Solar Storm Dumps Gigawatts into Earth's Upper Atmosphere
Posted by: haikuman
Date: March 22, 2012 04:59PM
Interesting article from NASA me thinks *(:>*

[science.nasa.gov]

March 22, 2012: A recent flurry of eruptions on the sun did more than spark pretty auroras around the poles. NASA-funded researchers say the solar storms of March 8th through 10th dumped enough energy in Earth’s upper atmosphere to power every residence in New York City for two years.

“This was the biggest dose of heat we’ve received from a solar storm since 2005,” says Martin Mlynczak of NASA Langley Research Center. “It was a big event, and shows how solar activity can directly affect our planet.”



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Re: Solar Storm Dumps Gigawatts into Earth's Upper Atmosphere
Posted by: kj4btkljv
Date: March 22, 2012 05:26PM
If only there was a way to collect all that energy...

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Re: Solar Storm Dumps Gigawatts into Earth's Upper Atmosphere
Posted by: Will Collier
Date: March 22, 2012 05:45PM
1.21 gigawatts, I assume?
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Re: Solar Storm Dumps Gigawatts into Earth's Upper Atmosphere
Posted by: haikuman
Date: March 22, 2012 05:46PM
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kj4btkljv
If only there was a way to collect all that energy...

Jeff

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Re: Solar Storm Dumps Gigawatts into Earth's Upper Atmosphere
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: March 22, 2012 05:46PM




It is what it is.
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Re: Solar Storm Dumps Gigawatts into Earth's Upper Atmosphere
Posted by: freeradical
Date: March 22, 2012 07:29PM
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Re: Solar Storm Dumps Gigawatts into Earth's Upper Atmosphere
Posted by: Chakravartin
Date: March 22, 2012 07:41PM
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kj4btkljv
If only there was a way to collect all that energy...

I wonder where all of that energy went...

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Re: Solar Storm Dumps Gigawatts into Earth's Upper Atmosphere
Posted by: kj4btkljv
Date: March 22, 2012 09:25PM
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Chakravartin
I wonder where all of that energy went...

Well, yes, there is that. I was thinking something more sci-fi hi-tech though.

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