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Massive solar storm to hit Earth in 2012 with 'force of 100m bombs'
Yahoo (India) ^ | Aug. 26, 2010

Posted on 08/27/2010 8:55:30 AM PDT by COUNTrecount

Melbourne, Aug 26 (ANI): Astronomers are predicting that a massive solar storm, much bigger in potential than the one that caused spectacular light shows on Earth earlier this month, is to strike our planet in 2012 with a force of 100 million hydrogen bombs.

Several US media outlets have reported that NASA was warning the massive flare this month was just a precursor to a massive solar storm building that had the potential to wipe out the entire planet's power grid.

Despite its rebuttal, NASA's been watching out for this storm since 2006 and reports from the US this week claim the storms could hit on that most Hollywood of disaster dates - 2012.

Similar storms back in 1859 and 1921 caused worldwide chaos, wiping out telegraph wires on a massive scale. The 2012 storm has the potential to be even more disruptive.

"The general consensus among general astronomers (and certainly solar astronomers) is that this coming Solar maximum (2012 but possibly later into 2013) will be the most violent in 100 years," News.com.au quoted astronomy lecturer and columnist Dave Reneke as saying.

"A bold statement and one taken seriously by those it will affect most, namely airline companies, communications companies and anyone working with modern GPS systems.

(Excerpt) Read more at in.news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2012; catastrophism; davereneke; nasa; predictions; solaractivity; solarflares
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So is this when Barry declares Martial law and calls off the elections?
1 posted on 08/27/2010 8:55:33 AM PDT by COUNTrecount
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To: COUNTrecount

At least it’s not 100 “M-birds”.


2 posted on 08/27/2010 8:57:40 AM PDT by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: COUNTrecount
Massive solar storm to hit Earth in 2012 with 'force of 100m bombs'
Women and minorities hardest hit!
3 posted on 08/27/2010 8:58:21 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: LearsFool

Save us Al Gore...save us!!!!!!!


4 posted on 08/27/2010 8:58:21 AM PDT by kjo
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To: COUNTrecount

So I should take a round-the-world cruise now, and really pile up the Mastercard/Visa card debt?


5 posted on 08/27/2010 8:58:38 AM PDT by Hodar (Who needs laws .... when this "feels" so right?)
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To: COUNTrecount

Its called Hurricane Sarah and the rest of us ready to take out this communist junta in DC.


6 posted on 08/27/2010 8:59:13 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote
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To: COUNTrecount

Whew, I was worried it was anthropogenic.


7 posted on 08/27/2010 8:59:55 AM PDT by norge (The amiable dunce is back, wearing a skirt and high heels.)
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To: COUNTrecount

So let’s get Bruce Willis on it. No worries.


8 posted on 08/27/2010 9:01:48 AM PDT by DC Bound (F Government)
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To: COUNTrecount

Well i just invested in Coppertone


9 posted on 08/27/2010 9:02:08 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom REMEMBER FREE REPUBLIC IN YOUR WILL. I DID)
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To: COUNTrecount

What nonsense.


10 posted on 08/27/2010 9:02:07 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: COUNTrecount

100 million hydrogen bombs? How can they predict this stuff?


11 posted on 08/27/2010 9:02:29 AM PDT by Sender (It's never too late to be who you could have been.)
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To: SunkenCiv

/mark

I wonder how they could accurately forecast this far out from the event. We don’t even know what’s going to happen on our own planet from one week to the next, let alone what a star is going to do in the way of ‘weather’.


12 posted on 08/27/2010 9:03:05 AM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: COUNTrecount

Did these fools ever read the story about the boy that cried wolf?

If it is so, then we need to have Prince, or whatever his name or symbol is today, to strike up the music just one more time.


13 posted on 08/27/2010 9:03:54 AM PDT by mazda77 (Rubio for US Senate - West FL22nd - Scott for FL Gov. - Miller AK US Senate)
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To: COUNTrecount

NASA is more concerned with championing Islam these days.


14 posted on 08/27/2010 9:04:30 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Those who support the construction of the WTC mosque oppose Christian missionaries working abroad.)
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To: COUNTrecount

No-It’s when a bunch of American ex military types remember their training against terrorists and go into action.


15 posted on 08/27/2010 9:04:33 AM PDT by SMARTY ("What luck for rulers that men do not think." Adolph Hitler)
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To: COUNTrecount

Never mind the fact that all of those history books are full of the detials of the 1921 event!?


16 posted on 08/27/2010 9:05:04 AM PDT by mazda77 (Rubio for US Senate - West FL22nd - Scott for FL Gov. - Miller AK US Senate)
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To: COUNTrecount

Who makes up all this crap?


17 posted on 08/27/2010 9:06:48 AM PDT by ully2 (ully)
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To: Sender

Cause anything the sun does is equal to “100 million hydrogen bombs” plus it sounds really dire.

Wanna buy some Gold?


18 posted on 08/27/2010 9:07:53 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: norge

And lefties are wondering

“how can we use this to advance our agenda?”


19 posted on 08/27/2010 9:08:05 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: COUNTrecount
They can't predict weather, global temperatures, sunspots, hurricanes, tornadoes to why should I think that this is anything more than a political stunt?
20 posted on 08/27/2010 9:08:05 AM PDT by mountainlion (concerned conservative.)
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To: COUNTrecount
Similar storms back in 1859 and 1921 caused worldwide chaos, wiping out telegraph wires on a massive scale.

How did it wipe out telegraph wires?

I can believe that it disrupted telegraph communication, at least for a while. But, I'm having a hard time believing that it "wiped out" the actual wires.

21 posted on 08/27/2010 9:08:53 AM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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Never mind the fact that all of those history books are full of the details of the 1921 event!?

So, did anyone predict the event. Stuff happens that we cannot predict, FACT. But these goobers say then can predict it, and then carp a year or two on the date. This is about funding "further research". Bogus science. (Remember Globul Warming?).

22 posted on 08/27/2010 9:09:05 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
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To: COUNTrecount

When it’s my time to die, then so be it.......

Eliminate the fear of death and welcome to joys of life


23 posted on 08/27/2010 9:09:08 AM PDT by Le Chien Rouge
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To: COUNTrecount

I can grow man parts too but that does not mean it is going to happen. I’ll take my chances and will wait and see what 2012 has in store for me.


24 posted on 08/27/2010 9:09:27 AM PDT by LottieDah (Exterminate the 'Rats and save the Republic!)
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To: Sender

It’s from the Mayan calendar so it MUST be true!


25 posted on 08/27/2010 9:09:32 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: COUNTrecount

hey, maybe some of that Y2K stuff sitting around my basement will prove to be useful afterall!


26 posted on 08/27/2010 9:10:09 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: COUNTrecount

One day the first grade teacher was reading the story of Chicken Little to her class.

She came to the part where Chicken Little warns the farmer.

She read, “...and Chicken Little went up to the farmer ans said, The Sky is Falling!”

The teacher then asked the class, “And what do you think that farmer said?”

One little girl raised her hand and said, “I think he said: Holy S**t! a talking chicken!”


27 posted on 08/27/2010 9:10:15 AM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Texas Fossil

Precisely.


28 posted on 08/27/2010 9:10:43 AM PDT by mazda77 (Rubio for US Senate - West FL22nd - Scott for FL Gov. - Miller AK US Senate)
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To: COUNTrecount
"with the force of 100 million hydrogen bombs"

LOL.....LOLOLOLOLOLOL

29 posted on 08/27/2010 9:10:58 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Hail To The Fail-In-Chief)
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To: mazda77
This 2012 stuff. The mayan calender.

What makes a barbaric, now extinct society, the end-all-be-all of the end of times?

30 posted on 08/27/2010 9:11:06 AM PDT by KittenClaws (A closed mouth gathers no foot.)
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To: COUNTrecount

Astronomers are predicting....

That says it all.


31 posted on 08/27/2010 9:11:54 AM PDT by maddog55 (OBAMA, Why stupid people shouldn't vote.)
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To: COUNTrecount

they cannot predict a coronal mass ejection and if they could they cannot predict the direction it travels in...there is a fairly narrow window needed to strike earth with full force....

if a huge one like the one in the 1850s hit we could be seriously screwed...but they cannot predict it to a year like that....


32 posted on 08/27/2010 9:11:59 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: COUNTrecount

WE’RE ALL GOING TO DIE!!!!!


33 posted on 08/27/2010 9:12:43 AM PDT by Born Conservative ("I'm a fan of disruptors" - Nancy Pelosi)
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To: sneakers

bump


34 posted on 08/27/2010 9:13:27 AM PDT by sneakers
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To: COUNTrecount

Dang.

I need to stock up on AAA batteries to make sure all my remotes will work.


35 posted on 08/27/2010 9:13:54 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: COUNTrecount

I’d better move my car.


36 posted on 08/27/2010 9:14:29 AM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: COUNTrecount

ping


37 posted on 08/27/2010 9:14:32 AM PDT by unkus
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“Never mind the fact that all of those history books are full of the detials of the 1921 event!?”

It’s still talked about today by telegraph operators.


38 posted on 08/27/2010 9:14:49 AM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: Psycho_Bunny

39 posted on 08/27/2010 9:15:02 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom REMEMBER FREE REPUBLIC IN YOUR WILL. I DID)
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To: Hodar

Put everything on Discover Card please, they jacked my rate to 29.8% when the check we mailed supposedly never made it and I am still pissed at them for doing that.


40 posted on 08/27/2010 9:15:11 AM PDT by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Abathar

Funny how that works, huh? If THEY take 10 days to process the check after it’s arrived, THEY can say it’s late, and then THEY can jack the interest rate to anything that they can legally get away with.

Why, it’s almost as if they have created a legal ‘Loan Shark’ sort of business plan.


41 posted on 08/27/2010 9:17:28 AM PDT by Hodar (Who needs laws .... when this "feels" so right?)
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To: justlurking
Gold miners in the Rocky Mountains woke up and ate breakfast at 1 a.m., thinking the sun had risen on a cloudy day. Telegraph systems became unusable across Europe and North America.

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=bracing-for-a-solar-superstorm

42 posted on 08/27/2010 9:18:02 AM PDT by Orange1998
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I can believe that it disrupted telegraph communication, at least for a while. But, I'm having a hard time believing that it "wiped out" the actual wires.

Ah, here we go:

http://www.solarstorms.org/SRefStorms.html

August 12, 1880 - Shortly after 9:00 AM, telegraph lines in Hartford, Connecticut began to show disturbances. With the battery removed, messages could still be sent and received from Boston. By 11:00 AM the wires were working as normal. No aurora were seen at night.

November 18, 1882 - The Transit of Venus Storm - It produced a compass bearing deflection of nearly 2 degrees, All telegraphic transactions east of the Mississippi River and north of Washington D.C came to a halt. The Chicago stock market was severely affected all day. A large sunspot was then seen covering an area of more than three thousand millions of square miles. Simultaneously with the appearance of the spot, magnetic disturbances at the observatory in Greenwich increased in frequency and violence, other symptoms were noticed throughout the length of the British Isles. Telegraphic communication was greatly interfered with. The signal bells on many of the railway lines were rung, and some of the operators received shocks from their instruments. Lastly, on November 17, a superb aurora was witnessed, the culminating feature of which was the appearance, at about six o'clock in the evening, of a mysterious beam of greenish light, in shape something like a cigar, and many degrees in length, which rose in the east and crossed the sky at a pace much quicker than but nearly as even as that of sun, moon, or stars, till it set in the west two minutes after its rising. The daily press was burdened with accounts of widespread magnetic disturbance, in some places telegraphic communication was suspended. In Milwaukee the carbons in the electric lamps were lighted, rendered incandescent by currents of electricity flowing on the wires. At other locations, switchboards in telegraph offices were set on fire and sending keys were melted, while electric balls were seen hovering on the telegraph in Nebraska.

September 10, 1898 - The telegraph lines in Chicago were disabled by a 'daytime aurora borealis'. The effects were seen on telegraphs in Omaha, Tennessee, Washington. The shocks produced 280 volts on the lines.

November 1, 1903 - Telegraph systems of Western Union were affected from 2:00AM to afternoon. This was identified as most severe storm since 1888 according to Chief Electrician for WU. Transatlantic cables were also affected.

March 2, 1905 - Electrical disturbances on telegraph lines from Chicago to Sioux City affected telegraph lines.

September 25, 1909 - Telegraph lines throughout US were affected. Some wires carried 500 volts of electricity and lit incandescent 'resistance lamps' in telegraph circuits.

March 9, 1918- Telegraph lines from New York to Buffalo were disrupted. Motors providing electricity for the telegraph wires were acting strangely. No one could understand how 'atmospheric electricity' could affect motors.

August 11, 1919 - Surplus of atmospheric electricity is blamed as the cause of telegraph disruptions along Atlantic seaboard as far south as Georgia. 'Scientists' quoted as saying that aurora have nothing to do with telegraph line problem.

March 22, 1920 - American Telephone and Telegraph telegraph service disrupted. Atlantic cable traffic reduced from 30 massages per day to one.

May 13, 1921 - The New York Railroad Storm - The prelude to this particular storm began with a major sunspot sighted on the limb of the sun vast enough to be seen with the naked eye through smoked glass. The spot was 94,000 miles long and 21,000 miles wide and by May 14th was near the center of the sun in prime location to unleash an earth-directed flare. The 3-degree magnetic bearing change among the five worst events recorded ended all communications traffic from the Atlantic Coast to the Mississippi. At 7:04 AM on May 15, the entire signal and switching system of the New York Central Railroad below 125th street was put out of operation, followed by a fire in the control tower at 57th Street and Park Avenue. No one had ever heard of such a thing having happened during the course of an auroral display. The cause of the outage was later ascribed to a 'ground current' that had invaded the electrical system. Railroad officials formally assigned blame for a fire destroyed the Central New England Railroad station, to the aurora. Telegraph Operator Hatch said that he was actually driven away from his telegraph instrument by a flame that enveloped his switchboard and ignited the entire building at a loss of $6,000. Over seas, in Sweden a telephone station was 'burned out', and the storm interfered with telephone, telegraph and cable traffic over most of Europe.


OK, I think you get the point. The solar storm didn't "wipe out" the wires. It mostly disrupted communication, although there were some instances where the wires effectively channeled the energy into connected equipment and caused problems of varying severity.

Kinda like an EMP. :-)

43 posted on 08/27/2010 9:18:16 AM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good WOMAN (Sgt. Kimberly Munley) with a gun)
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To: COUNTrecount
Many scientist are predicting an unusually quiet sun during the coming solar maximum. This doesn't rule out the possibility of enormous magnetic filaments occasionally exploding giant coronal plasmas from the sun's surface.

Reduced sun spot activity may even allow CMEs (coronal mass ejections) to build to massive proportions. Much like a boiler explodes when the relief valve becomes stuck.

44 posted on 08/27/2010 9:18:28 AM PDT by Errant
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To: COUNTrecount

Well, look at this way, if the world ends in 2012 then at least Obama was a one termer ...


45 posted on 08/27/2010 9:18:39 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: COUNTrecount

It rubs the lotion in
or it gets all burned up
by 100 million H-bombs/


46 posted on 08/27/2010 9:19:08 AM PDT by tumblindice ( Lord and Lady Douchebag, and their pet snake Vernon)
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To: Abathar

Tell them to cancel the card.


47 posted on 08/27/2010 9:19:08 AM PDT by Orange1998
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To: Buckeye McFrog

At least we have 16 months to turn our homes into Faraday cages.


48 posted on 08/27/2010 9:19:50 AM PDT by MediaMole
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To: Sender

> 100 million hydrogen bombs? How can they predict this stuff?

DARTS !!!


49 posted on 08/27/2010 9:20:21 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Obama, the Criminal, is BAD for AMERICA.)
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To: COUNTrecount

And last year was going to be the most severe hurricane season in 100 years ... and we only have 10 years to save the planet from global warming ... and ... and ... and ...

... ... oh ... never mind.


50 posted on 08/27/2010 9:21:18 AM PDT by dartuser ("Palin 2012 ... nothing else will do.")
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