Skip to comments.Solar flare nearly destroyed Earth 2 years ago: NASA
Posted on 07/24/2014 10:51:17 PM PDT by Nachum
Two years ago we were all going about our daily business blissfully unaware that our planet almost plunged into global catastrophe.
A recent revelation by NASA explains how on July 23, 2012 Earth had a near miss with a solar flare, or Coronal Mass Ejection (CME), from the most powerful solar storm on the sun in over 150 years, but nobody decided to mention it.
Err, what? Well thats a sobering bit of news.
If it had hit, we would still be picking up the pieces, says Daniel Baker of the University of Colorado.
We managed to just avoid the event through lucky timing as the suns aim narrowly turned away from Earth. Had it occurred a week earlier when it WAS pointing at us the result could have been frighteningly different.
I have come away from our recent studies more convinced than ever that Earth and its inhabitants were incredibly fortunate that the 2012 eruption happened when it did, says Baker. If the eruption had occurred only one week earlier, Earth would have been in the line of fire.
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Crap! We missed an excellent opportunity for the Kenyan to have been only a one termer!!! Dang!
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I really find this hard to believe as if it had really happened, BO would have come out and claimed he ordered all aircraft in the country to rev up their propellers and shift our orbit a skiosh, thereby allowing us to avoid danger.
He then went golfing.
sound BS to me. We’ve been hearing this type of news almost every year
It’s always something. Isn’t a debt load of $18 trillion enough?
Yup. Keep the sheeple in constant fear of whatever occurs to the bureaucrats this week. Otherwise, they might realize the federal government has become a completely useless entity that just sucks up money for the bureaucrats and gives nothing back.
A miss is as good as a mile.
We would have lost some communication satellites, that’s it.
Now imagine that with our power and communications grid. Trillions of dollars in electronic equipment could be fried, transformers rendered useless, etc.
Playing horseshoes with the universe.
I guess this means we should keep giving NASA more $$$$ to screw around!
The reason that happened was because telegraph lines were hundreds of miles long without interruption, so otherwise tiny charges could build up with distance.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, enough of this global warming hoodoo.
Be mindful that we have also learned a great deal about grounding since then as well. Are you aware of how and why capacitors work?
Sorry we’re so late reporting this. We’ve been busy looking for approaching ASTEROIDS.
Just another example of academic pandering for grants, contracts and other funding to “continue studying” a problem about which we can prevent nothing.
“If it had occurred earlier.....”, “ odds are....” “bigger than Katrina...” blah blah blah.
They certainly weren’t out there telling anyone about the CME event BEFORE it happened, were they? Even if they had, the chances the Obama Administration would have rolled the dice and said nothing is very high.
The only proactive thing we could do is to develop an infrastructure that could deal effectively disaster....maybe we could call it FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency). THEN, if we were smart about it, we’d make sure it was run well, by somebody competent, say like Walmart? Regardless, under THIS administration, all we’d get is blame, blustering and bullsh!t.
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