Aurora Australis as seen from the International Space Station (Image: NASA)
Artist's impression of the interaction of the Sun and the Earth's magnetosphere (Image: NASA)
Solar storms' impact on human technology (Image: Royal Academy of Engineering)
Odds of satellite failing over time due to a super storm (Image: Royal Academy of Engineering)
Space weather graphic (Image: NASA)
Britain is better prepared for a solar superstorm than many countries, including the United States. The Royal Academy of Engineering has released a multi-disciplinary report on space weather’s impact on Britain, as part of the UK National Risk Assessment. The declassified portion of the assessment shows the level of UK preparedness in the face of severe solar storms, and outlines the dangers Earth faces from superstorms and how to avoid or mitigate damage.
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